Created at the request of the city of Paris, Futurs Vivants (Living Futures) is a multipurpose, didactic tool aimed at spreading scenarios about the possible futures of biodiversity. In workshops, the tool provides a collective experience, raising awareness and sparking discussion.

Art Direction
2022. With Design Friction 

At the heart of this kit sits a design fiction approach, to project oneself in more or less possible and preferable futures, with the help of scenarios and their artefacts. It is an ensemble of resources for reflecting on the stakes of the decline of biodiversity, and for imagining the resilience of the Parisian territory. This collective detour through tomorrow follows three complementary goals : raising awareness of the current stakes, anticipating the transformations to come, and debating to enlighten collective action.

In the future narrated in the scenario « Bon voisins, bons ancêtres » (Good neighbors, good ancesters), the shopping mall Beaugrenelle becomes Biogrenelle. This document describes how each floor of the building has been reshaped to fit with the new lifestyles.

Created with the support of the Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversité (Biodiversity Research Foundation), four deliberately provocative, radical fictions present futures where the current trend dials are turned all the way to their extremes. They are a support for projection, for imagination, to take a step back, and most of all for discussion. Because the presented paths ask more questions than they bring answers, they are set for debate, to evaluate their plausibility and their preferability, and therefore to emerge strategies and actions to lead today.

The kit and its identity, deployed through folders, scenario sheets and workshop tools.

Inspired by Art Nouveau and Solarpunk, the visual direction unifies the various kit elements while remaining practical, at the service of the appreciation of the scenarios and artefacts, the real focus of the workshop. Tools feel spacious in order to invite participation and writing, and to allow for easy photocopying.

Postcards. During the workshop, participants are invited to tell, as they would to a relative, their vision of the everyday life in these futures.

The scenario « La grande arche du vivant » (The Great Arch of the Living) and its artefacts : poster, ballot paper and its envelope, opponent leaflet.