Talk Auditorium

Design Luminaries: Superflux in conversation

Join Co-Founder and Creative Director of Superflux, Anab Jain in conversation with Curator Annie Jael Kwan on imagining alternative worlds through speculative design.

What to expect

Join us for the final event in our limited series of conversations with eminent and inspirational designers, live streamed to partner Higher Education Institutes across the UK.

Superflux is a Studio for Speculative Design and Experiential Futures. Responding to the extraordinary times we live in, Superflux was founded by Anab Jain and Jon Ardern to address urgent challenges and propose positive changes.

Their practice poses alternative modes of existence, asking ‘what if?’ in the face of major issues, seeking to expand dialogues and experiences beyond the dominant human-centric frames of reference. Driven by the creativity that shapes democratic and positive futures, Superflux defies boundaries, working across installation, immersive experiences, films and research. Join the conversation diving into their inception, journey and vision for the speculative design as a world-building tool.

Superflux's Anab Jain will be joined by curator and educator Annie Jael Kwan, who also leads Asia-Art-Activism (AAA), an interdisciplinary and intergenerational network of artists, curators and academics.


Anab Jain

Jain is a designer, filmmaker, futurist and Co-founder and Director of Superflux. She has led numerous multidisciplinary teams to imagine and build plural futures, enable regenerative innovation and democratise emerging technologies. Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from University of the Arts London in 2022, she also serves as a Professor in Design Investigations at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

Annie Jael Kwan

Jael Kwan is a curator and researcher working between the UK, Europe and Asia. Her exhibition-making, programming, publishing, and teaching practice is located at the intersection of contemporary art, cultural and pedagogical activism with an interest in archives, feminist, queer and alternative histories and knowledge, collective practice, spirituality and solidarity. She leads Asia-Art-Activism (AAA), an interdisciplinary and intergenerational network of artists, curators and academics, and is the instigator of Asia Forum.

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Booking information

Adult: £10
Student/Concession: £9
Members: £8

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Visit our terms & conditions page for further information.

Join us exclusively in person from the Design Museum’s Auditorium, or if you are a Higher Education Institution, this talk can be live-streamed free to a student audience on campus, supported by our Emerging Designer Access Fund.

A limited number of free tickets are available through our Emerging Designers Access Scheme. If you are an emerging designer and facing financial barriers to attend, please register here.

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Background image by Superflux.