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Back to the Futurist: Anab Jain

Back to the Futurist: Anab Jain

The fourth post of the Back to the Futurist series is dedicated to Anab Jain. Previous in Series: Liam Young Who is Anab Jain? Anab is a designer, entrepreneur, TED Fellow and the founder of Superflux, a multidisciplinary design company based in London, UK and Ahmedabad, India. Anab’s passion is creating opportunities and building tools that can lead us...
Back to the Futurist: Liam Young

Back to the Futurist: Liam Young

The fourth post of the Back to the Futurist series is dedicated to Liam Young. Previous in Series: Noah Raford Who is Liam Young? Liam currently lives and works in London as an independent urbanist, designer and futurist. He was named by Blueprint magazine as one of 25 people who will change architecture and design in 2010. He...
Back to the Futurist: Noah Raford

Back to the Futurist: Noah Raford

Who is Noah Raford? The third post of the Back to the Futurist series comes Noah Raford. Noah received his PhD on long term planning and strategy making during times of systemic change at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. He now works as a Foresight and Innovation Advisor to the Prime Minister...
Back to the Futurist: Melissa Sterry

Back to the Futurist: Melissa Sterry

Who is Melissa Sterry? For our second interview in the Back to the Futurist series, we interview an old friend of Urban Times Melissa Sterry. Melissa is a futurist and design scientist specializing in emergent and future sustainable innovation in the built environment, design, manufacturing, materials, publishing, media and communications. A PhD researcher at the Advanced...
Back to the Futurist: Mitchell Joachim

Back to the Futurist: Mitchell Joachim

Who is Mitchell Joachim? Joachim once said: “The ideas that we proffer are based on off-the-shelf existing technologies. We just change the solution-bases and do things that aren’t necessarily as obvious. We don’t have a problem with thinking about science fiction – in fact we actually embrace it.” To kick-start the Back to the Futurist...
Back to the Futurist

Back to the Futurist

Back to the Futurist What do the names Buckminster Fuller, Arthur C. Clark, Ray Kurzweil, Iain M. Banks, Graham Hancock and James Cameron all have in common? They’ve been futurists. URBN FUTR is running a series on leading futurists from around the world. We will be speaking to the break-through generation of futurists, amongst whose ranks are...