Stuart Candy is an educator, artist and designer whose practice amplifies social foresight using media, games and live interventions. He develops approaches and tools to make design more foresightful and foresight more designerly, and brings them to learners, leaders, and audiences around the world.
His work has appeared in museums, festivals, and city streets, at South by Southwest and the Skoll World Forum, on the Discovery Channel, and in the pages of books like Design Is Storytelling, Speculative Everything, and Discursive Design, as well as popular publications such as The Economist, Wired, and VICE. He is co-creator of the award-winning imagination game The Thing From The Future (2nd ed, 2018), and co-editor of Design and Futures (2019): https://www.amazon.com/dp/1709990082/
Stuart has worked as a strategic advisor and facilitator with governments at all levels, and organisations including the BBC, the Smithsonian Institution, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Sydney Opera House, IDEO, Oxford University, UNESCO, the Australian Academy of Science, the US Conference of Mayors, and Dubai Museum of the Future.
Originally from Australia, he is a two-time Graduate Degree Fellow of the East-West Center (Honolulu), a founding member of the Foresight Advisory Board at the International Red Cross (Geneva), and a Fellow of the Museum of Tomorrow (Rio de Janeiro), INK Conference (Mumbai), World Futures Studies Federation (Paris), and the Long Now Foundation (San Francisco).
Slides from the talk are available here