As connectors, the IDF has given itself the mission of animating and linking a network of “positive conspirators”, pioneers of the new world who, in their chosen field, explore and experiment solutions for a desirable futures. This community has a shared value : we must overcome generalized anxiety to reinvent our models and rehabilitate a concern for long-term. We “get together without being alike”.
Aestheticizing complexity is a permanent guiding principle for us. It flowsthrough all our events and projects. Datavisualization, cartography, motion design…the alphabet becomes graphic, the Future reads in colours, in music and other forms still to be invented. After the Alphabet Book of Reinvention, the IDF now works on an Intellectual Travel Diary and a Curiosity Cabinet of the Future.
The Institute for Desirable Futures is a laboratory of ideas whose mission is to inspire the public debate by broadcasting free knowledge and inspiration to co-build a desirable future. We keep an active watch on desirable futures and we collect them, we share experimentation reports and organize citizen debates (COnUT). We also have a web-TV show (At worst is works!) to understand the changes our world is facing and give inspiring ideas for tomorrow.
In this time of great change, the Institute for Desirable Futures offers to break free from the constraints of an old world, to explore the world that comes after. Assisted by more than 150 experts, practitioners and artists, we organize and animate intellectual explorations (Lab Sessions) to better navigate and project into the world of tomorrow, as well as Reinvention Workshops to open up the field of possibilities and stimulate creativity.