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Stuart Candy - Faculty

Stuart Candy

Stuart Candy

Distinguished Visiting Professor

in Critical Futures

School of Architecture, Art and Design


Strategic and dialogic foresight
Experiential and participatory futures
Worldbuilding and transmedia storytelling

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Dr. Stuart Candy is a futurist, artist, facilitator, and educator, dedicated to fostering collective capacity to think ahead via inclusive, interactive, and radically imaginative engagement with alternative futures.

Best known for bringing foresight/futures into fuller dialogue with media, games, and design, his contributions include the first Ph.D. dissertation on the intersections of the design and foresight fields, “The Futures of Everyday Life”, card game “The Thing from the Future”, edited collection “Design and Futures”, and open access toolkit “The Futures Bazaar”, which has been used around the world, including for a participatory futures event staged last year across six Tec campuses.

Stuart Candy’s extensive consulting, speaking and advisory experience spans multilateral institutions, governments, Fortune 500 companies, and organizations such as the Smithsonian Institution, Dubai Museum of the Future, Oxford University, International Red Cross, the BBC, The New York Times, Danish Design Center, Arup, TED, and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

He is the first Fellow of The Long Now Foundation, Chair of the Center for PostNatural History, and director of Situation Lab. He has held fellowships with the Museum of Tomorrow (Brazil), INK (India), the Berggruen Institute, and the World Economic Forum, as well as academic appointments at leading design schools, most recently the inaugural professorship in Social Foresight at Parsons School of Design, New York.

Stuart Candy joined Tecnológico de Monterrey as Distinguished Visiting Professor in Critical Futures for the School of Architecture, Art and Design. 

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Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
  • M.A., Political Science (Alternative Futures), University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
  • LL.B. (Hons), University of Melbourne
  • B.A., History & Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne
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  • Cuttica, Filippo & Candy, Stuart. (2022). The Futures Bazaar: A Public Imagination Toolkit.
  • Luria, Michal & Candy, Stuart. (2022). Letters from the Future: Exploring Ethical Dilemmas in the Design of Social Agents. 10.1145/3491102.3517536. 
  • Candy, Stuart & Kornet Weber, Kelly. (2019). Turning Foresight Inside Out: An Introduction to Ethnographic Experiential Futures. Journal of Futures Studies. 23. 3-22. 10.6531/JFS.201903_23(3).0002. 
  • Hayward, Peter & Candy, Stuart. (2017). The Polak Game, or: Where do you stand?. Journal of Futures Studies. 22. 5-14. 10.6531/JFS.2017.22(2).A5. 
  • Candy, Stuart. (2010). The Futures of Everyday Life: Politics and the Design of Experiential Scenarios. 10.13140/RG.2.1.1840.0248.  

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