Anab Jain is a designer, filmmaker and co-founder of Superflux, an award-winning design company. Her work can be viewed at www.superflux.in. Anab is also a Professor for Design Investigations at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.
A designer, filmmaker, futurist and educator, Anab Jain grew up in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India within the entangled postcolonial landscapes of a fast-growing nation. Moving to London she gained her Masters at the Royal College of Art, and went on to work on machine intelligence at Microsoft Research, Cambridge.In 2009, Anab, with Jon Ardern, co-founded Superflux, a design studio foregrounding practices of critical foresight, design fiction and experiential futures. Working for a diverse set of clients and commissioners, Superflux imagines and builds future worlds we can experience in the present moment. In 2021,Superflux received the Design Studio of the Year Award. Clients and commissioners include Google AI, DeepMind, Omidyar Foundation, the Cabinet Office, IKEA, UN Development Program and the Government of UAE.Over the last 16 years, Anab has gained international recognition for her work and commentary on imagining plural futures and the radical potential of speculative design, emerging technologies and critical foresight. She has been awarded an **Honorary Doctorate** from the University of the Arts, London and 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 main stage, Skoll World Forum, Human Rights Watch Ideas Festival, MIT Media Lab and MOMA’s first design summit ‘Knotty Objects’, NEXT, LIFT, SIGGRAPH, Global Design Forum, EPIC, Design Engaged and FuturEverything.
In addition, Anab serves as Professor of Design Investigations at the dieAngewandte, University of Applied Arts in Vienna since 2016. She advocates a planetary, more-than-human approach in all aspects of her work.