Stuart Candy


Stuart Candy is a pioneer of experiential futures practices that increase the cultural capacity for foresight, via design, games and live interventions. His work has appeared worldwide in museums, festivals, conferences, and city streets, on the Discovery Channel, and in the pages of The Economist and Wired. As a foresight practitioner and educator he has helped accelerate exchange and learning between futures and design, storytelling, social innovation, and enterprise. Starting Fall 2017 he is an Associate Professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

As a consultant he works with a range of leaders and learners to integrate foresight into diverse organisational settings. Recent clients and partners include UNESCO, IDEO, Interface Inc, the Sydney Opera House, and Oxford University, as well as governments at all levels.  He was previously Foresight and Innovation Leader for the Australasia region of Arup. He is Director of Situation Lab, publishers of the award-winning imagination game The Thing From The Future, and he helped create the 2016 Museum of the Future exhibition for the World Government Summit in Dubai. Dr Candy is a member of the foresight advisory board at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Switzerland), and a Fellow of The Long Now Foundation (USA), INK (India), the World Futures Studies Federation (France), and the Museum of Tomorrow (Brazil).

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Associate Professor, School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University