Hybrid foresight research platform


At the crossroads of economic, urban, academic and cultural spheres

Crafting the Future Together

We work with companies, cities, universities and cultural places in France and abroad (since 2000).

The crisis and transitions we are currently experiencing create increasing uncertainties and anticipating the future has become a necessity for many of us in order to make decisions and move on.

The future is a vast territory of potentialities to be explored via various research methods.

Although it is a knowledge intensive practice, foresight is not a science and remains an art. We favor custom-made research methods and design context-specific "future labs" to innovate, include, engage, open the spectrum of possible futures and give meaning to action (and to the art of foresight).

Paris Galaxies conceptual map, diagramme. © R. Bidault-Waddington

OUR OFFERS

Foresight contents


Future research framing or mapping
Weak-signals scanning and analysis
Future Trends and systemic change analysis
Perspectives on implications of transition
Pedagogy and futures literacy
Inspirational strategic scenarios
Design of Future projects
Fiction Design and alternative futures

THEMATIC RESEARCH GROUPS


Collective exploration of a future topic
Identification of future challenges and levers
Mobilization and joint training around a future challenge
Innovation and future solutions
Co-design of future scenarios


DESIGN of HIGH IMPACT FUTURE LABs


Contextual foresight methodology innovation
Broad range of formats and horizons
Optimisation of foresight research impacts
Agile and inclusive approach (future empowerment)
Creative and collaborative “lab” culture
Partnership strategy
Academic or artistic collaborations

VIDEO: Discover all our formats, methods and research fields in 3mn


[ VIDEO: Discover all our formats, methods and research fields in 3mn ]

More Info about our FUTURE LABS




Article co-written with Michel Bauwens, in La Tribune.fr

More info about our URBAN LABS



Analysis of "Paris Ars Universalis" by Mathieu Flonneau, on metropolitiques.eu



Raphaële Bidault-Waddington's  CONFERENCES



Partnership with HiFlow, a new creative innovation hub in Geneva



"Reinventing our relation to the future" inauguration opening keynote.

Raphaële Bidault-Waddington's PUBLICATIONS



Essay"Toward Alien Cosmologies, AI and the Human Frontier", in Such Muzeum Review #1, Switzerland


More Info about our FUTURE LABS



Article co-written with Michel Bauwens, in La Tribune.fr


More info about our URBAN LABS


Analysis of "Paris Ars Universalis" by Mathieu Flonneau, on metropolitiques.eu


Raphaële Bidault-Waddington's  CONFERENCES



Partnership with HiFlow, a new creative innovation hub in Geneva

"Reinventing our relation to the future" inauguration opening keynote.


Raphaële Bidault-Waddington's PUBLICATIONS


Essay"Toward Alien Cosmologies, AI and the Human Frontier", in Such Muzeum Review #1, Switzerland

OUR ECOSYSTEM

Structures we have worked with in the last 20 years

Economic and urban spheres

Academic sphere

Artistic sphere

Economic and urban spheres


Peclers Future trends
Silicon Humanism, Palo Alto
MJV Innovation, USA
PMP Conseil, Paris
LEAP Future Think-Tank, Paris
Envisioning, Brazil-UK
WDHB, Paris
France Television University
Wildbunch Film Distribution
Institute For The Future, Palo Alto
GDI Future Think-Tank, Zurich
PWC, Luxembourg
Style Vision, France
Citynove / Galerie Lafayette Grp
Bouygue Real Estate
Bouygue Construction
AFHYPAC / France Hydrogen
LM&A Corporate Aviation Finance
Grand Paris Aménagement
SNCF
Athem-Skertzo
SOFERIM Real Estate
McCANN
Tilder
Lexus Car
Cape & Cape
Nespresso
Chanel Cosmetics


Academic sphere


Geography Institute, Lausanne University
IHEST (Inst. des Hautes Etudes en Sciences et Technologies)
CNRS (National Delegation)
Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University
Paris La Villette Architecture School
Paris 8 St Denis University
Aalto University, Helsinki
Tong Ji University, Shanghai
University of Antwerp, Anvers
Utrecht University, NL
Faculté d’Architecture, Montevideo
Urban Lab, University College London
Telecom Paris Tech University
Ponts & Chaussées Engineering School, Paris
Polytechnique (Engineering) School, Paris
Science-Po, Paris
Aarhus Architecture School, DK
Ecole Centrale, Paris
Center for Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Inst., Stockholm
Parsons School, New York
Paris College of Art
Ecole Nat. Sup. des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Boulle Design School, Paris
Duperré Design School, Paris
CNAM, Paris
HEC Business School, Paris
ESCP Business School, Paris
Neoma Business School, Rouen
Montpellier Business School


Artistic sphere


HiFlow, Geneva
Museum of Art and History, Geneva
Muzeum Susch, Switzerland
Atelier LUMA, Arles
Forde gallery, Geneva
Corner College, Zurich
Apex Art gallery, New York
Espace d’En Bas/Warm Grey, Paris
78 Lyndhurst / Hannah Barry gallery, London
Overgaden Art Center, Copenhagen
MOCA Maas / Hedah Art Center, Maastricht
D-Fiction.fr
Cahiers Européens de l’Imaginaire
Bad To The Bone Magazine
Pylone Review, Brussels
Tales-magazine.com
Magazine ® Review, Paris
Paris Project Room
France Fiction gallery, Paris
French Institute of Architecture
Architecture House IDF
Normandy Architecture House
6B, St Denis
Le Consulat, Paris
Espace Console, Paris
Green Chills Project
Casa 93, Rio-Paris
Boutique Colette, Paris

Peclers Future trends
Silicon Humanism
France Television University
Wildbunch Film Distribution
MJV Innovation, USA
LEAP Future Think-Tank, Paris
Envisioning, Brazil-UK
WDHB, Paris
Institute For The Future, Palo Alto
GDI Future Think-Tank, Zurich
PMP Conseil, Paris
PWC, Luxembourg
Style Vision, France
Citynove / Galerie Lafayette Grpe
Bouygue Real Estate
Bouygue Construction
AFHYPAC / France Hydrogene
LM&A Corporate Aviation Finance
Grand Paris Aménagement
SNCF
Athem-Skertzo
SOFERIM Real Estate
McCANN
Tilder
Lexus Car
Cape & Cape
Nespresso
Chanel Cosmetics

Geography Institute, Lausanne University
IHEST (Inst. des Hautes Etudes en Sciences et Technologies)
CNRS (National Delegation)
Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University
Paris La Villette Architecture School
Paris 8 St Denis University
Aalto University, Helsinki
Tong Ji University, Shanghai
University of Antwerp, Anvers
Utrecht University, NL
Faculté d’Architecture, Montevideo
Urban Lab, University College London
Telecom Paris Tech University
Ponts & Chaussées Engineering School, Paris
Polytechnique (Engineering) School, Paris
Science-Po, Paris
Aarhus Architecture School, DK
Ecole Centrale, Paris
Center for Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Inst., Stockholm
Parsons School, New York
Paris College of Art
Ecole Nat. Sup. des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Boulle Design School, Paris
Duperré Design School, Paris
CNAM, Paris
HEC Business School, Paris
ESCP Business School, Paris
Neoma Business School, Rouen
Montpellier Business School

HiFlow, Geneva
Museum of Art and History, Geneva
Muzeum Susch, Switzerland
Atelier LUMA, Arles
Forde gallery, Geneva
Corner College, Zurich
Apex Art gallery, New York
Espace d’En Bas/Warm Grey, Paris
78 Lyndhurst / Hannah Barry gallery, London
Overgaden Art Center, Copenhagen
MOCA Maas / Hedah Art Center, Maastricht
D-Fiction.fr
Cahiers Européens de l’Imaginaire
Bad To The Bone Magazine
Pylone Review, Brussels
Tales-magazine.com
Magazine ® Review, Paris
Paris Project Room
France Fiction gallery, Paris
French Institute of Architecture
Architecture House IDF
Normandy Architecture House
6B, St Denis
Le Consulat, Paris
Espace Console, Paris
Green Chills Project
Casa 93, Rio-Paris
Boutique Colette, Paris