Anab Jain is a designer, filmmaker and founder of the London-and-India-based design studio Superflux, which she runs in partnership with Jon Ardern. Through their work and approach, Anab helps shapes the studio's vision as a new kind of design practice — one that is responsive to the unique challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Jain wants designers to adopt new roles as sense-makers, translators and agent provocateurs who can create a visceral connection with the complexity and plurality of the worlds we live in, and open up an informed dialogue that will help shape better futures for everyone.
The studio’s work has won awards from Apple Computers, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, ICSID, the Chicago Documentary Film Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival and Geneva Human Rights Festival. It has exhibited at MoMA New York, Science Gallery Dublin, National Museum of China, Ars Electronica, London Design Festival and the Tate Modern.
With support from the Visiting Artists Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).
Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.