Young Candy

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Designed Matter Symposium poster .

The School of Architecture and Planning kicks off its fall 2015 public programs with “Young Candy,” the partnered presentations of architect Liam Young and theorist Stuart Candy. Together, these two represent a vital area of exploration in the built environment of tomorrow, often using methods of fiction to explore intersections of architecture, urbanism, and technology.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

6 pm

Crosby 301

STUART CANDY, Situation Lab and OCAD University

LIAM YOUNG, Tomorrows Thoughts Today and Princeton School of Architecture

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Media Study

AIA Continuing Education Credits pending

“Young Candy” is the first of an intermittent series of events called ‘Shipping Architecture

This series pairs speakers whose work may have as-yet unknown relationships. We use the colloquial meaning of 'shipping' in reference to relationships - celebrity couples or imaginary ones - here serving as a structure that is playful but also productive of new discourse.

Liam Young is an architect who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. He is founder of the urban futures think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today, a group whose work explores the possibilities of fantastic, perverse and imaginary urbanisms. With TTT he has consulted and conducted workshops on speculation, emerging technologies and future forecasting for firms including Arup- Drivers for Change, Phillips Technologies, BBC, the film industry and various arts and science organisations. His projects include ‘Under Tomorrows Sky’ a science fiction movie set for a fictional future city developed through collaborations with scientists and technologists and ‘Electronic Countermeasures’, a swarm of quadcopter drones that drift through the city broadcasting a pirate internet and file sharing hub. He also runs the ‘Unknown Fields Division’, an award winning nomadic workshop that travels on annual expeditions to the ends of the earth to investigate unreal and forgotten landscapes, alien terrains and industrial ecologies. 

Stuart Candy is a producer, strategist and educator. He is best known for his influential work in experiential futures and design fiction, evoking worlds to come via tangible artifacts and immersive encounters. In the past decade, Stuart has worked around the world with governments at all levels, the Sydney Opera House, IDEO, Wired magazine, Institute for the Future, and General Electric. He has lectured at New York University, UC Berkeley, and the Royal College of Art, and run workshops at Yale, Singularity University, and the TED Conference. He has recently facilitated foresight processes for groups including the Singaporean government, the leadership of Oxford University, and Burning Man Australia.