Hearts and Minds: Revaluing the Past – Public Lecture with Dr Stuart Candy

Join futurist Dr Stuart Candy for a public lecture as part of the 2017 State History Conference Hearts & Minds: Revaluing the Past. In our fast paced, forward facing world, why does the past matter? What value does history have for us? How does a study of the past and the application of historical skills bring value to our community? How can we do it better? What challenges do we face and how can we innovate?

This is a free public lecture as part of the 2017 State History Conference and Open State 2017. Refreshments will be provided. Book online here.


PLEASE NOTE – this is a 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.


Stuart Candy is an experiential futurist, educator, artist and designer whose practice aims to increase collective foresight capacity using diverse media, games and live interventions. His work has appeared in museums, festivals, conferences, and city streets, on the Discovery Channel, and in the pages of The Economist and Wired. He has spent over a decade leading the development of new thinking and methods in foresight, and bringing them to organisations, learners, and audiences around the world. Recent partners include the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UNESCO, Oxford University, IDEO, Interface, the Sydney Opera House, and the National Film Board of Canada. Dr Candy is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a Fellow of The Long Now Foundation in San Francisco, and the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro.