"If, as the saying goes, 'politics is the art of the possible', it follows that we need arts in order to multiply possibilities." Bruno Latour, 2016

The Plurality University Network (U+) emerges from a belief that, in the face of today’s and tomorrow’s transitions, we will only find ways to act upon our futures by explicitly building on the power of imaginaries. Not in order to write a single grand narrative for the future, but rather to enable the creation and sharing of multiple stories and other imaginary productions, from every cardinal point in our multipolar world.

To this end, U+ intends to be an open, global, diverse collective that detects, connects, and federates people or organizations who mobilize the resources of the imaginary to broaden the scope of thinkable futures: activist artists and sci-fi authors, speculative designers, reflexive utopians, creative futures thinkers, engaged researchers, etc.

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Today's #FuturesFragments selection is "pulsu(m) plantae" shared by Pao RN: plants are sentitive to different types of stimulus, how can their biological processes be a manifestation of communication?
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For Earth Day, I wrote about the psychology behind our present-orientated brains and how art and storytelling can help us cultivate a sense of 'timefulness'. Read it over on @Superflux @Medium

https://t.co/T2etiAWcwF #ClimateChange #EarthDay #art #storytelling #psychology

Fascinating read by Jose Ramos (@actionforesight) on Anticipatory Innovation, exploring the "shadow side" of our innovation-obsessed culture and potential strategies for mitigating the risks of unintended consequences https://t.co/0ziXjp59fj (thanks to @futuryst for the pointer!)

.@PluralityU is running #FuturesFragments — a collective repository of visions of what the future might look like, from as many diverse perspectives as possible. Add yours! https://t.co/imkSJEn4nl https://t.co/9smCNh9Qss

Mercredi prochain à @SMIScPo à Paris. #futurspluriels
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Design Fiction Club / U+ : Call for Project Presentations

For its last edition before summer (June 13, 5pm, at Paris’ Gaîté Lyrique), the Design Fiction Club invites the members of the Plurality University Network (U+) to present their work aimed at renewing the imaginations of the future. The format: « pecha kucha » – 15 projects are presented in 5 minutes…

Videobooth Featuring. Elliott P. Montgomery

During the Founders’ meeting, we asked participants to answer three quick questions: How do you explain to your friends and family what you do? What part of the Future would you like to change and how? What would you hope to achieve with the Plurality University and how would you…

Videobooth Featuring. Maya Van Leemput

During the Founders’ meeting, we asked participants to answer three quick questions: How do you explain to your friends and family what you do? What part of the Future would you like to change and how? What would you hope to achieve with the Plurality University and how would you…

Videobooth Featuring. Tomo Kihara

During the Founders’ meeting, we asked participants to answer three quick questions: How do you explain to your friends and family what you do? What part of the Future would you like to change and how? What would you hope to achieve with the Plurality University and how would you…

Videobooth Featuring. Dougald Hine

During the Founders’ meeting, we asked participants to answer three quick questions: How do you explain to your friends and family what you do? What part of the Future would you like to change and how? What would you hope to achieve with the Plurality University and how would you…

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Nov. 30- Dec. 1: relive the Founders' Meeting

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