ARTS LAB PROVOCATEUR 2013
Dr Stuart Candy is a producer and educator at the intersection of foresight and design. He collaboratively creates situations to deepen understanding of possible worlds and our pathways into them.
Stuart is a pioneer of experiential futures – the practice of translating surprising scenarios into tangible artifacts and immersive encounters. He has codesigned and staged transmedia interventions for the streets of Honolulu, galleries and museums such as the California Academy of Sciences, and festivals including Burning Man. He helped launch the Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) in post-earthquake Christchurch, worked on the award-winning ‘massively multiplayer forecasting game’ Superstruct, and served as advisor to the Future We Want project for the United Nations Rio+20 Summit. He also recently contributed to the hypothetical design of a new Australian capital which featured in the CAPITheticAL exhibition at the Gallery of Australian Design, Canberra.
Currently based in Melbourne, Stuart is Foresight + Innovation Leader for the Australasia region of global design and engineering firm Arup, and Research Fellow of the Long Now Foundation in San Francisco. He created the Strategic Foresight course for the groundbreaking MBA in Design Strategy at California College of the Arts, and has taught emerging designers and artists around the world.