Possible Futures: Anab Jain
27 May 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
This is an online eventPlease find the link belowLondonWC1H 0BQUnited Kingdom
Possible Futures is a weekly lecture series that explores different ways to engage with and shape our collective futures, interrogating how the ability to ‘future’ can inform our practice as creatives, our actions and agency as citizens and our responsibility as human beings on this planet.
Our speakers are inspiring creatives, researchers, and activists that employ critical and speculative approaches to design and technology to question how ethical, inclusive and future facing our industry currently is. Lectures will explore various themes from human connection to mental health, accessibility and equality to sustainability, and the create narratives around possible futures.
Lectures take place every Wednesday.
This series is organised by Christine Wurth of Design for Performance & Interaction MArch.
Anab Jain is a designer, futurist, filmmaker and educator. She is co-founder and director of Superflux, a new kind of design practice, which works on the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century.
Over the last 15 years, Anab has gained international recognition for her work and commentary on design, innovation, emerging technologies and complex futures. She is the recipient of the Award of Excellence ICSID, UNESCO Digital Arts Award, and Grand Prix Geneva Human Rights Festival, and has also received awards from Apple and the UK Government’s Innovation Department. Her work has been exhibited at MoMA New York, V&A Museum, Science Gallery Dublin, National Museum of China, Vitra Design Museum, and Tate Modern.
Anab has delivered talks and keynotes at several international conferences including TED, MIT Media Lab and MOMA’s first design summit ‘Knotty Objects’. In addition, Anab was appointed Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in 2016, where she leads the Design Investigations (ID2) Programme.
Image: Sounds and Sweet Airs, by Kornbongkoch Harnpinijsak, Nong Hua Lim and Weichen Tang. Design for Performance & Interaction students, 2019.