Fondateurs

Ils et elles sont l'Université de la Pluralité
Participant·es de la Rencontre des Fondateurs de l'Université de la Pluralité

 Aarathi Krishnan

 Aarathi Krishnan

Humanitarian Futures and Foresight

"We need to think about how different ideas/values of the future is linked to our cultural and ethnic values. How do we promote an approach that is not just Western driven, and to nuance this a lot more, how can we include more feminist, in particular feminist women of colour in futures."

Agnes Yun

Agnes Yun

Founder & CEO Organic Media Lab Inc.

Agnès Yun, fondatrice et PDG d'Organic Media Lab, un réseau de laboratoires expérimentant la transformation des médias et des affaires.

Ali Eslami

Ali Eslami

VR Artist and practitioner

He develops and designs VR Experiences to explore new pathway in this emerging medium and further than that, re-imagine and construct alternative futures through speculative design of virtual realities.

Anab Jain

Anab Jain

Designer, futurist, filmmaker and educator

As Co-founder and Director of Superflux, she hopes to realise our vision of the Studio as a new kind of design practice, responsive to the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century.

Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang

Transdisciplinary artist and biologist

Andrew's is an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, research associate at the Field Museum of Natural History, and a member of the art & ecology collective Deep Time Chicago.

Andrew Zolli

Andrew Zolli

Technologist, social innovator and strategic advisor

Much of Andrew’s work focuses on issues of systemic and social resilience. Andrew currently oversees the ecological, humanitarian, and sustainable development portfolio of Planet, a breakthrough geospatial imaging organization.

Annick Rivoire

Annick Rivoire

Digital arts critic and journalist

Annick is a new media expert since the beginning of the Web at the French daily newspaper “Libération” from 1995 til 2006.

Ariel Kyrou

Ariel Kyrou

Journalist, a writer and an entrepreneur

Ariel uses contemporary art and science-fiction to think today’s and tomorrow’s world.

Ash Koosha

Ash Koosha

Multi-instrumentalist composer/producer, futurist and technologist

Koosha has released a number of electronic albums and innovative projects since 2015, after a few years of working as sound designer and experimentalist.

Ayodele Arigbabu

Ayodele Arigbabu

Writer, architect and creative technologist

Ayodele Arigbabu has over 15 years’ experience delivering projects that cut across architecture, design, film, digital media, publishing, event production and curation; and the development of digital and interactive arts and applications.

Bayo Akomolafe

Bayo Akomolafe

Professor of Psychology / Executive Director of The Emergence Network / Author

To learn the importance of insignificance" is the way he frames a desire to reacquaint himself with a world that is irretrievably entangled, preposterously alive and completely partial.

Bob Beard

Bob Beard

Public Engagement Strategist, Center for Science and the Imagination

With two decades of hands-on media experience, paired with his research in fandoms and other communities of practice, Bob's work focuses on creating spaces for intellectual curiosity, accessibility, and audience advocacy.

Brigitte van der Sande

Brigitte van der Sande

Art historian, independent curator, artistic director Other Futures

Art historian and artistic director Brigitte van der Sande has an interdisciplinary approach of international cultural topics, and seeks new connections between different worlds and audiences.

Catherine Dufour

Catherine Dufour

Author

Catherine has been involved in a multi-faceted reflection on the society of tomorrow, extricating our futur, within the Zanzibar science fiction collective.

Chloé Luchs Tassé

Chloé Luchs Tassé

Chief connector and organizer

Chloe is interested in questions surrounding the digital era and its impact on different sectors of society, namely culture and the creative economy.

Chris Julien

Chris Julien

Research director at Waag

Chris Julien is responsible for the collective research agenda and methodology of Waag and maintains Waag’s international research network.

Dan Lockton

Dan Lockton

Chair of Design Studies and founder of the Imaginaries Lab

Dan is interested in how we understand the world—institutions, the environment, cities, infrastructures, technologies and complex systems around us—how they, in turn, understand us, and how design can help us understand our own agency differently in imagining and creating futures.

Daniel Kaplan

Daniel Kaplan

futurist and entrepreneur

Daniel created one of the world's first digital communication agencies, JKLM. In the 1990’s, he contributed to the Internet’s development and evolution.

Dominique Levent

Dominique Levent

Creativity Vice President of Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance

Dominique Levent is developing projects to boost the Alliance's Innovation capacities.

Dougald Hine

Dougald Hine

Social thinker, writer and initiator

Dougald Hine is a British-born, Sweden-based social thinker, writer and initiator of a series of projects, his most recent– HOME: A School for Culturemakers.

Elliott P. Montgomery

Elliott P. Montgomery

Futures-researcher and strategic designer

Elliott's work focuses on speculative alternatives at the confluence of social, technological and environmental impact.

Emile Hooge

Emile Hooge

Futures explorer and service designer

Emile is working on a new project to help “imaginize the future”: the Imaginarium will be a collaborative workplace where various contributors can come together to create positive stories about the future, combining art, science, research or design.

Estelle Hary

Estelle Hary

Designer

Estelle Hary is a designer whose practice mixes design fiction and co-design approaches to explore the interplay of technology and society and create spaces of discussions around emerging techno-social issues in order to imagine alternative presents.

Felwine Sarr

Felwine Sarr

Scholar and writer

Felwine is titular Professor at the University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis, in Senegal. His academic work focuses on economic politics, epistemology and the history of religious ideas.

François de Jouvenel

François de Jouvenel

Director of Futuribles

Futuribles International is a private and independent think-tank created in 1960 and located in Paris. It aims to integrate long-term thinking in decision-making and action. Futuribles produces foresight analyses on main transformations of the contemporary world.

Frédérique Pain

Frédérique Pain

Director of Research and Innovation

Her research focuses on innovation management, experience design, as well as emerging social robotics technologies.

Geoffrey Delcroix

Geoffrey Delcroix

Manager of innovation, studies and foresight projects

A graduate in political sciences, geopolitics and defense, Geoffrey began his career in the Futuribles team, an independent center for study on the contemporary world, as a consultant and researcher.

Guy Mamou-Mani

Guy Mamou-Mani

Co-President of the Open Group

Guy is a member of the High Committee for Equality between Women and Men and originally with Tatiana Salomon of the movement #JamaisSansElles, commitment of men to stop participating in round tables without female presence. 

Jacques Barcia

Jacques Barcia

Journalist, science fiction writer and futurist

Jacques is responsible for the Mind the Future program, a futures literacy and foresight program run at technology park Porto Digital.

Jacques-François Marchandise

Jacques-François Marchandise

Fing’s co-founder and CEO

Jacques-François has been involved in digital innovation since 1982, both as an entrepreneur and a consultant, with a short interruption when he created and directed a publishing house

James Auger

James Auger

Designer and researcher

James recent research projects include a 3 year study on the Portuguese island of Madeira using the location as a living laboratory through a combination of fictional and factual multi-scale energy-related design solutions.

Jérôme Ruskin

Jérôme Ruskin

Founder and the publisher of Usbek & Rica

Jerome has created the Tribunal of Future Generations, a show/conference in the form of a trial, that provides an original forum to discuss major future challenges.

Joffrey Lavigne

Joffrey Lavigne

Author and designer

"As long as the future, in their great plurality, still give some space to creative media forms, there is a good chance that I will want to explore them."

Jonathan Dotse

Jonathan Dotse

Science fiction writer, afrofuturist, and digital hypermedia artist

Jonathan created the AfroCyberPunk blog in 2010 to explore the creative potential of African science fiction and has since published several articles and short stories in various print and online publications.

Jorge Camacho Rojas

Jorge Camacho Rojas

Head of Strategy and lecturer

Jorge has worked on the development of Transicion19s, a transition design toolkit developed specifically to work with diverse stakeholders in Mexico who are interested in driving transition towards sustainable futures in Mexico City.

Ketty Steward

Ketty Steward

Writer

Ketty's obsession with Time, past, present and future, is reflected in her science fiction short stories.

Laura Le Du

Laura Le Du

Researcher, tools and methods for regenerating imaginaries

Her work focuses on understanding how to expand and renew technological and organizational imaginaries – and creating tools to enable it.

Malka Older

Malka Older

writer, aid worker, and PhD candidate

Malka's science fiction political thriller Infomocracy was named one of the best books of 2016 by Kirkus and her doctoral work explores the dynamics of post-disaster improvisation in governments.

Martin Serralta

Martin Serralta

Director of Development, Institut des Futurs Souhaitables

Martin's foresight work looks at organizational models through three main axes: the dynamic social, collective intelligence and decision models of leaders.

Mary Anne Mohanraj

Mary Anne Mohanraj

English Professor

"As Director of the Speculative Literature Foundation, I work with others to promote literary quality in speculative fiction."

Mathieu Baudin

Mathieu Baudin

Historian, founder of Institut des Futurs Souhaitables

Surrounded by a team of a hundred experts and artists, Mathieu organizes and animates intellectual explorations or LabSession to better identify and project into the world of tomorrow.

Maud Le Floc’h

Maud Le Floc’h

Director and Founder of POLAU

Maud introduces artistic approaches to urban fabric methods by establishing programs between artists, local authorities and planners.

Max Mollon

Max Mollon

design practitioner, teacher and researcher

Max is focused on speculative design since 2010, he imagines f(r)ictional futures represented by imaginary artefacts, whose usage trigger societal and ethical discussions.

Maya Kóvskaya

Maya Kóvskaya

Ecological political theorist, curator and art critic

Maya's current research is focused on what she calls the “multispecies polity,” philosophy of language, and expanding studies of political membership beyond the human-centric.

Maya Van Leemput

Maya Van Leemput

Futurist

Maya is Senior Researcher at the knowledge centre ‘Applied Futures Research – Open Time’ of the Erasmus University College Brussel.

Michael Roch

Michael Roch

Sci-fi writer and screenwriter

"One of my iconic works and more relevant today, is the development of a Caribbean Science Fiction scene that takes into account the Afro-Futurist movement"

Miguel Llansó

Miguel Llansó

Filmmaker and professor

A big fan of experimental-punk-weird music and films, Miguel Llansó studied philosophy and cinema. His films are made from a dystopian sci-fi and Afrofuturism experience.

Mimi Mondal

Mimi Mondal

Speculative fiction writer and editor

"Equality and diversity in speculative fiction are two of my major goals. In a different world, is white still the dominant race of humans? How do we imagine worlds that are free of the biases that exist in the world we have?"

Olivier Fournout

Olivier Fournout

Researcher and Author

Olivier is releasing a book that mixes art, artscience and human sciences around the issue of transhumanism (feasible? Desirable? Regulable? Irresistible?). It brings together 33 original illustrations by an artist, Hélène Paris, a tale of anticipation and an analysis of the sociology of controversies

Orit Halpern

Orit Halpern

Co-director of the Speculative Life Research Cluster, Concordia University

"While insisting on ongoing engagement with critical questions in the humanities, and without homogenizing all practices, how do we research at new scales and think about creating institutional spaces and models that might support new forms of work"

Oulimata Gueye

Oulimata Gueye

Critic and curator

Oulimata Gueye co-hosted numerous international multi-disciplinary artistic events dedicated to contemporary art, urban and electronic cultures.

Petra Ardai

Petra Ardai

Theatre-maker, writer and teacher

Petra works with documentary theatre and immersive collaborative storytelling in divers media.Her main theme is: Who owns the future?

Puruesh Chaudhary

Puruesh Chaudhary

Futures researcher and strategic narrative professional

Puruesh's work mostly involves futures research, knowledge-collaborations and content intelligence within the framework of human security.

Riel miller

Riel miller

Head of Foresight, Unesco

Riel has designed over fifty applied futures projects around the world, large and small scale, public and private. He is an accomplished and innovative designer of processes for using the future to make decisions in the present.

Rocio Berenguer

Rocio Berenguer

Transdisciplinary artist

Rocio is the Artistic Director of the company, Pulso, where she deploys her universe in her creations and in the process of dramaturgy of the body and new media.

Sangkyo Rho

Sangkyo Rho

Professor of Information Systems

Sangkyo Rho is the author of several books including Organic Business. His research interests include organic networks, organic media, big data, and blockchain.

Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou

Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou

Architect, anthropologist, founder of L’Africaine d’architecture & WoeLab

Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou is the creator of the collaborative research platform 'L'Africaine d'architecture' and founder of WoeLab, a network of Togolese grassroots tech-hubs whose ambition is to "make everyone equal in the face of technology".

Shadreck Chikoti

Shadreck Chikoti

Writer

Shadreck is one of the leading cultural managers and writers who dares to defy stereo types of African literature and who is changing the perception of Malawian writing.

Shahid Mahmud

Shahid Mahmud

Founder, CEO and Chairman of Interactive Group and Co-Founder of Foresight Lab.

Dr. Mahmud focuses on the critical needs of the society using systems integration supplemented with optimized connectivity to support health, education, and public safety.

Sheba Chhachhi

Sheba Chhachhi

Artist, photographer and thinker

Sheba investigates questions of gender, eco-philosophy, violence and visual cultures, with emphasis on the recuperation of cultural memory.

Sophie Coiffier

Sophie Coiffier

Independent researcher and writer

Sophie has taught at arts and design schools. She has published 3 books and many short stories and essays.

Stephane Vincent

Stephane Vincent

Co-founder and CEO of « La 27e Région »

Stephane is the Co-founder of States of Change, an international collective of 25 pioneer organizations in government transformation, and Les Halles Civiques, a network of spaces dedicated to public and civic innovation based in Paris.

Taiyo Fuji

Taiyo Fuji

SF writer

Taiyo Fujii is president of SFWJ - Science Fiction and Fantsy Writers of Japan. He wrote and published his first novel via Kindle by developing a specific software design.

Tamer El Aïdy

Tamer El Aïdy

Scientific and mediator

Tamer worked at "Les Petits Débrouillards", an NGO , creating tools and workshops to for the articulation of sciences, as to make the subjects understandable for the vast majority.

Thomas Gauthier

Thomas Gauthier

Professor of business administration

Thomas teaches strategy, strategic foresight, and futures thinking. His research focuses on the contribution of futures thinking to policymaking and organizational strategy.

Tomo Kihara

Tomo Kihara

Design researcher

Through combining creative coding and physical prototyping, Tomo designs social interactions that provoke and challenge the reality.

Vanessa Andreotti

Vanessa Andreotti

Educational studies Professor and researcher on Race, Inequalities and Global Change

My work focuses on the limits of a single modern/colonial imaginary of progress, development and human evolution and the adjacent possibilities of setting our horizons of hope beyond what we can imagine within modern institutions and ways of knowing and being.

Wytske Versteeg

Wytske Versteeg

Novelist and political scientist

Apart from her artistic work, Wytske has published on topics ranging from environmental discourse and climate change, via trauma, domestic violence and the sublime, to health care issues and homelessness.

Yoan Olivier

Yoan Olivier

Associate, futurologist and fiction design at Vraiment Vraiment

Concerned with the collective perception of public administration (between threat, uselessness and providence), he combines collective animation and the contribution of science fiction to question the implementation of "innovation" training in the public sphere.

Yosuke Ushigome

Yosuke Ushigome

Lead Creative Technologist at Takram's London studio

My recent project with Swarovski, Home Shrine tries to illustrate an alternative approach in creating an interaction between us and digital assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home.