Foresight, academic and artistic publications

by Raphaële Bidault-Waddington

Recurrent Foresight Studies

Since 2011: Series of future trends reports (societal and international scope) for Peclers Paris such as from 2012 to 2019 the Future(s) book (Fr-En), 280p.  Recurrent topics: Impacts of digital and environmental transitions;  innovation culture and ecosystems; Big Data, AI, Blockchain, Web3 and Metaverse; diversity and inclusion in the post-colonial era; gender identity; well-being; interiority and spirituality; Collective imaginaries and purposes; relation to nature, bio-engineering and bio-mimetism; etc.

Since 2011: series of commissioned future trends reports on the future(s) of Cities (100 pages), of Campuses (80p), of Urban Resilience (60p), of Social and Urban Innovation (40p), for Bouygue Real Estate and Bouygue Construction, with Peclers Paris.


[ Review, tribunes, websites ]

2020: Toward Alien Cosmologies: Prospective Topology of an Anthropological Reset (Fr), essay, planisphere and moodboards, FuturHebdo Anthologie Prospective #4, 2020.

2020: Toward Alien Cosmologies, AI and the Human Frontier, essay, Susch Muzeum review #1.

2020: When the Notion of Impact Replaces the one of Performance (Fr), co-written with Michel Bauwens, (founder of the P2P Foundation), (main French economic newspaper).

2020: Open-letter for an EU Marshall Plan for Training and Education, with Marie-Hélène Caillol and the EU Resilience Collective, and la (French version).

2020: Covid-19: An Economic Resilience Strategy via Training and Creativity (En), essay,

2020: Training Together for a Real Green New Deal (Fr), editorial,

2017-19: Paris Ars Universalis, fiction scenario of a Future Greater Paris metropolis (Fr), Avant-Garde Collection (foresight), L’Harmattan publishing, Paris. 190p. (published in 2017, and relaunched in 2019).

2018: Hospitality and Resilience, Four future Scenarios for Arles and its Transregion in Perspective (Fr-En), in Hospitality: Searching for Common Ground, Luma Days review #2, Atelier LUMA / LUMA Foundation, Arles.

2012: Business Districts in Mutation (Fr), co-written with E. Fric, Revue Centralité issue #1 (Urbanism), Paris.

2011: The Sense and Rhythm of Innovation (Fr), editorial,

2011: Art Nations Society, Venice Biennale critical analysis (Fr), Tales Magazine, issue #8.

2010: Art-Based Research, discussion with JM Avrilla, Tales Magazine, issue #5.

2010: Backstage Dubai, Tales Magazine, issue #4.

2010: Citymix or the Art of Urban Strategies, Shanghai World Expo (Fr), La Tribune journal.

2009: A Strategy for the French Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo 2010 (Fr),

2008: Sanitary Crisis in the Financial Ecosystem (Fr),

2008: Paris Galaxies Inc., a non-conventional scenario for the Greater Paris (Fr),

2007: Art to Re-Invent and Project into the Future (Fr), in Pierre Musso, Laurent Ponthou et Eric Seulliet (eds.), Fabriquer le Futur 2 (Making the Future 2), Ed. Village Mondial.

2007: A Short Story of Christiania in 3 Utopias (Fr), future fiction, France Fiction Magazine, Paris.

2000: Aesthetic Intelligence to Benefit Companies (Fr), Les Echos (French economic newspaper), Paris.


[ Economics, Urban Design, Design, Art  ]

2024: Urban Networks and Constellations, chapter in Rozenblat, C. (ed), Cities and Networks Coproduction, ISTE/Wiley publishing.

2023: Actors of urban health at the world and continental scales: An intercontinental comparison of urban health actions using topic modeling on a large worldwide web mining (2000-2021), with Rozenblat, C. and Marino, D., chapter in Kourtit K. Nijkamp P. (eds.): ‘The Future of Liveable Cities’ (Springer).

2023: Contribution and Limits of Science-Fiction to Responsible Innovation: The Case of Ready Player One Analyzed with the 5F Grid, Technologies et Innovation, Volume 23-8, ISTE Open Science, France.

2021: Designing post-human futures, chapter in Carrillo, J. (ed), Knowledge for the Anthropocene, Edward Elgar publishing.

2021: Fostering resilient co-learning ecosystems in the city, chapter in Carrillo, J. (ed), City Preparedness For Climate Change, Edward Elgar publishing.

2017 : Aesthetic Intelligence experiments and new frontiers, an art-based research laboratory translated into a critical design strategy, in Design for Next 2017 Conference proceedings, Design Journal Open Access, Taylor & Francis publishing.

2014: Paris Galaxies in Perspective, aesthetic audit critical report, in A. Schramme, R. Kooyman, G. Hagoort (eds.), Beyond Frames, dynamics between the creative industries, knowledge Institutions and the urban context, Antwerp University, Eburon Publishing.

2013: Paris Galaxies, a Vision for the Greater Paris (abstract En-Fr), Collection Review issue #5 (Art, Design & Economics), Paris College of Art and Paris Sorbonne University Press.

2012: Paris Galaxy Inc.: a Conceptual Model and Holistic Strategy toward Envisioning Urban Development, Parsons Journal for Information Mapping, New School, Volume IV, Issue #1, New York, USA.

2012: Testimony of a Self-Made Artist (in French), in Y. Toma and R. Barrientos (eds.), Artistes & Enterprises, proceedings of the Artists-Entrepreneur international conference in 2010, Paris Sorbonne University press.

2011: Innovation: The Role of Art in Territories (Fr),

2007: Christiania, future planning map, in A.Tietjen, S. Riesto, P. Skov (eds), Forankring I Forandring, Christiania og Bevaring som Resources I Byomdannelse, Arkitektskolens Forlag, Copenhagen.

2006: Christiania in Perspective, an Experimental Aesthetic Audit of a City within a City, in J. Carrillo, Knowledge Cities, Approaches, Experiences and Perspectives, Butterworth-Heinemann / Elsevier publishing, New York.

2005: Speculation on Value-Image: Work Hypothesis (in French), methodological diagram, in Marge review (Art Dept., Paris 8 University), issue #5, Presses Universitaires Françaises (PUF).


[ Image, literature, fiction ]

2021: Mesopolis, story of an ecosophic, generative and resilient expe-topia (Fr), Bad to the Bone Review #16, Paris.

2020 : Toward Alien Cosmologies, AI and the Human Frontier, essay, Susch Muzeum Review #1, Switzerland.

2016-18: Machination (Fr), theory-fiction experiment with text and photomontage, 8 episodes, (literature platform), Paris.

2016: Semiospace, a Spaced-Out Artistic Experiment (Fr-En), diagram and essay, co-written with curator Sylvain Menetrey, Clinamen publishing, Geneva. 70p.

2014: The Shadow of Doubt (Fr), theory-fiction with text and photomontage, Cahiers Européens de l’Imaginaire #6 Fake, CNRS publishing (academic), Paris.

2013: Constellations, series of conceptual diagrams, Dorade review #5, Paris-Geneva.

2013: Playground / New Eldorado (Fr-En), future fiction for the Villa Garikula resulting from a research trip in Georgia, Dorade review #5, Paris-Geneva.

2013: Words in the Sky (in French), semantic tale, Espace n°9 (literature review), Paris.

2012: -De la Fin du Mon- (in French), semantic tale,, (literature platform), Paris.

2010: Republic of Images (Fr-En), theory-fiction, text and photomontage, Tales Magazine #5

2010: Persona-Image (Fr), text and photomontages series, Pylone Review #7 (art and philosophy), Brussels.

2010: Narcissus (Fr), text and photomontages, Tales Magazine #4 Mythology, Paris.

2009: Urban Forest (Fr-En), text and photomontage, Tales Magazine #1 (culture).

2008: Titles #10 & 11, collage series, in J. Schmidt and E. Noteris (eds), J.G. Ballard, hautes altitudes (Fr), è®e publishing, Paris.

2005: Photo-therapic Mission (Fr), text and photomontage, Nuke review (art), Paris.

2004: Story Contest (Fr), photomontage and game, Chronic’art Magazine (culture), Paris.

2004: Christiania Patchworks, photomontages, in Provos, Drugs & Illusions, People’s Press, Copenhagen.

2003: Collages Contest (Fr), photomontage and game, Revue Redux, Paris.

2003: Abstract breaks, photomontage, (art and music platform).

2003: Big Bang (Fr), text and photomontage, Hypercourt review (literature), è®e publishing, Paris.

2002: Aesthetic Intelligence Yield, diagram, C Magazine (art), Toronto.

2002: Black and White Dilemma, diagram, Famous (experimental music fanzine), Paris.

2001: Volatility Story, photomontages, Magazine ®, Paris.