We are a design lab specialised in public and sustainable innovation, strategic design, scenario building, co-design with users and community centred approaches. We conduct field work, action-research, and training activities. We work both on the present and on the future(s), and both at local level and at meta level.

Case studies
Gestion active des consommations (GAC)

Le projet GAC expérimente à l’échelle d’un quartier comment ses habitants peuvent gérer de manière collaborative leur production d’énergie photovoltaïque. Ce partage d’énergie sera appuyé par une plateforme en ligne... [read more]

Le projet GAC expérimente à l’échelle d’un quartier comment ses habitants peuvent gérer de manière collaborative leur production d’énergie photovoltaïque. Ce partage d’énergie sera appuyé par une plateforme en ligne... [read more]
Energy Conscious Consumers (ECO2)

Energy Conscious Consumers (ECO2) is a Horizon 2020 funded research project which helps increase European citizens’ energy literacy and improve their energy efficiency. Since consumers play a key role in... [read more]

Energy Conscious Consumers (ECO2) is a Horizon 2020 funded research project which helps increase European citizens’ energy literacy and improve their energy efficiency. Since consumers play a key role in... [read more]
Inventing Marcoussis 2038 with citizens

Imagining the future of a village together with citizens by Christophe Gouache How can you build and plan the future development of a village if you don’t involve citizens in... [read more]

Imagining the future of a village together with citizens by Christophe Gouache How can you build and plan the future development of a village if you don’t involve citizens in... [read more]
Territorial agri-food policy - BIOCANTEEN

Info coming soon !

Info coming soon !
Building an innovation lab in Lille Metropole

You will hear about it soon, be patient !

You will hear about it soon, be patient !
Setting up a public innovation lab in Mayenne

VILCO - Co-creating urban resilience

[english] How could the local power and citizen organizations better collaborate to foster resilient local dynamics in favor of the environnement? Many citizen initiatives have taken place in the Brussels... [read more]

[english] How could the local power and citizen organizations better collaborate to foster resilient local dynamics in favor of the environnement? Many citizen initiatives have taken place in the Brussels... [read more]
Design of public services at INET

[english] Training people to apply the design approach to the public action field, in a classroom-like setting, is quite a challenging wager which often leads to frustration. On the contrary, exclusively... [read more]

[english] Training people to apply the design approach to the public action field, in a classroom-like setting, is quite a challenging wager which often leads to frustration. On the contrary, exclusively... [read more]
Innovation Action-based training at SMEDAR

[english] Thanks to this on-field application this training is trully action-based – contrary to standard classroom training. Together with SMEDAR and the city of Rouen’s mixed syndicate for waste disposal,... [read more]

[english] Thanks to this on-field application this training is trully action-based – contrary to standard classroom training. Together with SMEDAR and the city of Rouen’s mixed syndicate for waste disposal,... [read more]
NATCONSUMERS - Reducing residential energy through natural language feedback

How could we be more reasonable consumers? How could we adapt/modify our behaviors towards more responsible and sustainable use of energy in households? Energy saving is not a very sexy... [read more]

How could we be more reasonable consumers? How could we adapt/modify our behaviors towards more responsible and sustainable use of energy in households? Energy saving is not a very sexy... [read more]
A game to teach design thinking to kids

More info coming soon   Click here to download the toolkit in English Cliquez ici pour télécharger la boîte à outils en français.

More info coming soon   Click here to download the toolkit in English Cliquez ici pour télécharger la boîte à outils en français.
COMPASS - Responsible research and innovation

Responsible Innovation COMPASS is an EU-funded H2020 project that supports Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) from emerging technology industries to manage their research, development and innovation activities in a responsible and inclusive... [read more]

Responsible Innovation COMPASS is an EU-funded H2020 project that supports Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) from emerging technology industries to manage their research, development and innovation activities in a responsible and inclusive... [read more]
Public innovation lab SPW Wallonia

[english] “The gap between what our administration preached as general executive manager of economy, employment and research and it’s actual ability to innovate, kept on growing.” says Isabel Quoilin, DGO6’s... [read more]

[english] “The gap between what our administration preached as general executive manager of economy, employment and research and it’s actual ability to innovate, kept on growing.” says Isabel Quoilin, DGO6’s... [read more]
Evaluation of sustainable policies

[english] Why don’t we assess the executed public policies of our inlands? What is preventing it from happening? Why does it never/hardly ever happen? How could we ensure that the... [read more]

[english] Why don’t we assess the executed public policies of our inlands? What is preventing it from happening? Why does it never/hardly ever happen? How could we ensure that the... [read more]
Cojardinage/cogardening

Ce projet soutient l’agriculture urbaine dans la capitale en favorisant le partage des jardins inexploités. Beaucoup de Bruxellois ne cultivent pas dans leur jardin, alors que d’autres en rêvent mais... [read more]

Ce projet soutient l’agriculture urbaine dans la capitale en favorisant le partage des jardins inexploités. Beaucoup de Bruxellois ne cultivent pas dans leur jardin, alors que d’autres en rêvent mais... [read more]
Zero Carbon Universities - Campuses of the future

[english] What is a zero carbon campus? What does it mean ? What does it look like ? How is that different from a traditional campus? What is better in... [read more]

[english] What is a zero carbon campus? What does it mean ? What does it look like ? How is that different from a traditional campus? What is better in... [read more]
CIMULACT - Citizen and Multi-Actor Consultation on Horizon 2020

CIMULACT: Engaging all of Europe in shaping a desirable and sustainable future Citizens to provide concrete and unique input to the European Union’s research and innovation agenda CIMULACT stands for... [read more]

CIMULACT: Engaging all of Europe in shaping a desirable and sustainable future Citizens to provide concrete and unique input to the European Union’s research and innovation agenda CIMULACT stands for... [read more]
Action-research on Juvenile justice in Guadeloupe

Participatory action research for the staff intervening with minors entrusted by a court decision both in the public sector and the voluntary sector and concerned with the care of violent... [read more]

Participatory action research for the staff intervening with minors entrusted by a court decision both in the public sector and the voluntary sector and concerned with the care of violent... [read more]
Reuse of vacant spaces – REFILL – Urbact project

More info coming soon.

More info coming soon.
L’ADMINISTRATION PUBLIQUE AU COIN DE MA RUE

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AT THE CORNER OF MY STREET A residence regarding access to local public services  A SGMAP and 27e Région partnership. Involving beneficiaries as relay to reach “invisible” citizens... [read more]

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AT THE CORNER OF MY STREET A residence regarding access to local public services  A SGMAP and 27e Région partnership. Involving beneficiaries as relay to reach “invisible” citizens... [read more]
Social innovation in cities – Urbact capitalisation

URBACT II (2007-2013) is a European exchange programme promoting sustainable and integrated urban development in line with the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy. It enables European cities to work... [read more]

URBACT II (2007-2013) is a European exchange programme promoting sustainable and integrated urban development in line with the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy. It enables European cities to work... [read more]
Visions+21 toolbox

To enable local authorities to build upon the national working group reflections on “Rio+20 and after : The future of Agenda 21″ and lead a prospective exercise of their own Local Agenda 21, a... [read more]

To enable local authorities to build upon the national working group reflections on “Rio+20 and after : The future of Agenda 21″ and lead a prospective exercise of their own Local Agenda 21, a... [read more]
Sustainable food in urban communities [urbact]

  The URBACT Thematic Network “Sustainable Food in Urban Communities” is a project involving 10 European cities that wish to grow, deliver and enjoy more sustainable food: they are looking for joint,... [read more]

  The URBACT Thematic Network “Sustainable Food in Urban Communities” is a project involving 10 European cities that wish to grow, deliver and enjoy more sustainable food: they are looking for joint,... [read more]
The Ecological and Social Transformation of the Region

Started 3 years ago the TESR (Transformation écologique et sociale de la région) stands for Ecological and Social Transformation of the Nord Pas-de-Calais Region in the north of France. We can... [read more]

Started 3 years ago the TESR (Transformation écologique et sociale de la région) stands for Ecological and Social Transformation of the Nord Pas-de-Calais Region in the north of France. We can... [read more]
PRODUCT SERVICE SYSTEMS

The Product-service systems project is part of the TURAS program (supported by the Seventh Framework Programme of the EU). The PSS project is led by Brussels Environment, Ecores, Group One,... [read more]

The Product-service systems project is part of the TURAS program (supported by the Seventh Framework Programme of the EU). The PSS project is led by Brussels Environment, Ecores, Group One,... [read more]
A21_GIRONDE, A TERRITORY OF SOCIAL CO-RESPONSIBILITY IN 2033

Agendas 21 of tomorrow for ‘Conseil General 33’ Toolbox to co-create and build with the ‘Girondin’ stakeholders a desirable vision for the territory. This was for SDS the second occasion... [read more]

Agendas 21 of tomorrow for ‘Conseil General 33’ Toolbox to co-create and build with the ‘Girondin’ stakeholders a desirable vision for the territory. This was for SDS the second occasion... [read more]
Sustainable procurement of the Rhône-Alpes Region

Immersion residence at Rhône-Alpes Regional Council to investigate public procurement processes and co-design a series of experimentations to fluidify green procurement and support the regional sustainable transition.

Immersion residence at Rhône-Alpes Regional Council to investigate public procurement processes and co-design a series of experimentations to fluidify green procurement and support the regional sustainable transition.
Agenda 21 Saint-Gilles / Citizen participation

Adopt a Tree Handbook was designed with local population and Saint-Gilles municipality civil servants to engage citizens in taking greening actions in their streets in the framework of Agenda Iris... [read more]

Adopt a Tree Handbook was designed with local population and Saint-Gilles municipality civil servants to engage citizens in taking greening actions in their streets in the framework of Agenda Iris... [read more]
Agenda IRIS 21

A process of participative and projective self-assessment of Agenda 21 from Brussels municipalities and social centres in order to orient the local sustainable policy of the Ministry of Environment of... [read more]

A process of participative and projective self-assessment of Agenda 21 from Brussels municipalities and social centres in order to orient the local sustainable policy of the Ministry of Environment of... [read more]
Co-designing Multi-level Governance Charter

How a Multi-level Governance Charter may encourage interaction and collaboration between governance levels throughout Europe?

How a Multi-level Governance Charter may encourage interaction and collaboration between governance levels throughout Europe?
Agenda 21 France / Rio+20 : the future of Agendas 21

How can we (re)design local governance to facilitate local sustainable transformations?

How can we (re)design local governance to facilitate local sustainable transformations?
HUMAN CITIES 2012 / Reclaiming public space

How to reclaim public space ? How may citizen re-appropriate and seize public space for collective activities and creative interventions?

How to reclaim public space ? How may citizen re-appropriate and seize public space for collective activities and creative interventions?
Agenda 21Molenbeek / Citizen-walks

Participative organization of a series of citizens walks for the initial diagnosis phase of the new Agenda 21 process of the municipality of Molenbeek in the framework of Agenda Iris... [read more]

Participative organization of a series of citizens walks for the initial diagnosis phase of the new Agenda 21 process of the municipality of Molenbeek in the framework of Agenda Iris... [read more]
CORPUS Sustainable Street 2030

Walking on a street of a sustainable city in 20 years from now…

Walking on a street of a sustainable city in 20 years from now…
Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 (SPREAD)

What is a sustainable lifestyle? What will a sustainable future mean for the way we live, move, and consume? How do we know if our lifestyles are sustainable or not?... [read more]

What is a sustainable lifestyle? What will a sustainable future mean for the way we live, move, and consume? How do we know if our lifestyles are sustainable or not?... [read more]
Territoires en Résidences

How can we renovate the processes of action of public authorities, engage participation in public institutions and foster sustainable transition...

How can we renovate the processes of action of public authorities, engage participation in public institutions and foster sustainable transition...
City-Eco-Lab

Photo-stories developed with 6 families for the City-Eco-Lab exhibition in the 2008 Design Biennale to picture visitors how daily life could be in a more sustainable Saint-Etienne and engage towards... [read more]

Photo-stories developed with 6 families for the City-Eco-Lab exhibition in the 2008 Design Biennale to picture visitors how daily life could be in a more sustainable Saint-Etienne and engage towards... [read more]
Creative Communities for Sustainable Lifestyles

Collection of cases of social innovation promising in terms of transition towards sustainable living with UNEP and the Swedish Task Force on Sustainable Lifestyles in Brazil, China, India and Africa.... [read more]

Collection of cases of social innovation promising in terms of transition towards sustainable living with UNEP and the Swedish Task Force on Sustainable Lifestyles in Brazil, China, India and Africa.... [read more]
Global Survey on Sustainable Lifestyles

3 scenarios of sustainable living presented through 9 solution story-boards discussed randomly in the online survey promoted by UNEP to beyond 8000 youths worldwide.

3 scenarios of sustainable living presented through 9 solution story-boards discussed randomly in the online survey promoted by UNEP to beyond 8000 youths worldwide.
Nanoplat project

Development of a Platform for Deliberative Processes on Nanotechnology in the European Consumer Market based on social computing tools. Projective scenarios simulating possible developments of nanotechnologies in food to stimulate... [read more]

Development of a Platform for Deliberative Processes on Nanotechnology in the European Consumer Market based on social computing tools. Projective scenarios simulating possible developments of nanotechnologies in food to stimulate... [read more]
SEE/K Sustainable Everyday Exploration / Sustainable Everyday Enabling Kit

Comparative study of different local sustainable transformation processes through local micro-projects in Milan, Shanghai, Malmö, New-York, Bogota and France, UK, Brazil... and realisation of an enabling kit to support their... [read more]

Comparative study of different local sustainable transformation processes through local micro-projects in Milan, Shanghai, Malmö, New-York, Bogota and France, UK, Brazil... and realisation of an enabling kit to support their... [read more]
Cité du Design

Construction of a collective projection based on a story-telling process among the publics of the Cité du Design to define the future usages and functionalities of the new public institution.... [read more]

Construction of a collective projection based on a story-telling process among the publics of the Cité du Design to define the future usages and functionalities of the new public institution.... [read more]
Designing Household Energy Practices (DHEP)

Non-conference and hands-on workshop bringing together designers and academics working from different points of view on the question of cultural change of household practices in the daily use of energy.... [read more]

Non-conference and hands-on workshop bringing together designers and academics working from different points of view on the question of cultural change of household practices in the daily use of energy.... [read more]
One Planet Mobility Cities

Users investigation and scenario building exercise with WWF, University and City of Malmö, Sweden to support systemic transition towards sustainable mobility in 5 European cities.

Users investigation and scenario building exercise with WWF, University and City of Malmö, Sweden to support systemic transition towards sustainable mobility in 5 European cities.
LOLA Looking for Likely Alternatives

Fostering interests and involvement in education for sustainability and responsible living in national school curriculum: LOLA starts as a follow-up of our exploration of social innovations for sustainability. ... [read more]

Fostering interests and involvement in education for sustainability and responsible living in national school curriculum: LOLA starts as a follow-up of our exploration of social innovations for sustainability. ... [read more]
Laboratory for Innovative Usages and Practices (LUPI)

Definition process of a new laboratory focusing user-centred approaches together with the partners companies and institutions of the Cité du Design in Saint-Étienne, France

Definition process of a new laboratory focusing user-centred approaches together with the partners companies and institutions of the Cité du Design in Saint-Étienne, France
ISEU users practices in energy using products

Co-design process with a group of families to define new domestic appliances able to induce a shift in household energy consumption practices.

Co-design process with a group of families to define new domestic appliances able to induce a shift in household energy consumption practices.
VEIL urban farming in Melbourne

Engagement process around scenarios of urban farming in Melbourne through a story-telling workshop and stakeholders envisioning their potential roles in implementing the vision through video-sketches

Engagement process around scenarios of urban farming in Melbourne through a story-telling workshop and stakeholders envisioning their potential roles in implementing the vision through video-sketches
Sustainable Everydays PASS

Exhibition venue at the PASS, Scientific and Social Adventure Park, Belgium challenging visitors with scenarios on new and more sustainable ways of living and engaging them to interact with a... [read more]

Exhibition venue at the PASS, Scientific and Social Adventure Park, Belgium challenging visitors with scenarios on new and more sustainable ways of living and engaging them to interact with a... [read more]
Sustainable Everydays Triennale

Major exhibition venue at the Triennale di Milano, Italy designed as a on-site user-research involving visitors to choose between different daily living solutions and compose progressively a sustainable scenario adapted... [read more]

Major exhibition venue at the Triennale di Milano, Italy designed as a on-site user-research involving visitors to choose between different daily living solutions and compose progressively a sustainable scenario adapted... [read more]