On Critical Activism and Fungal Revolts
Anab Jain is a designer, futurist, filmmaker and educator. As Co-founder and Director of Superflux, she hopes to realise our vision of the Studio as a new kind of design practice, responsive to 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, as well as 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 conferences including TED , MIT Media Lab and MOMA’s first design summit ‘Knotty Objects’ , PICNIC, NEXT, WCIT2010, LIFT, SIGGRAPH, Global Design Forum, EPIC, Design Engaged and FuturEverything. Recent talks include Why We Need to Imagine Different Futures , More Than-Human Centered Design , Design for the New Normal , Valley of the Meatpuppets and How Will We Live .
In addition, Anab was appointed Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in 2016, where she leads the Design Investigations (ID2) Program.