We are a sustainability innovation lab specialised in public 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.

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À Marcoussis, les citoyens co-construisent le futur

Penser le futur ne doit pas être le privilège des prospectivistes et auteurs de science-fiction. Alors que les hommes politiques sont de plus en plus prisonniers du court terme, les... [read more]

Penser le futur ne doit pas être le privilège des prospectivistes et auteurs de science-fiction. Alors que les hommes politiques sont de plus en plus prisonniers du court terme, les... [read more]
Future Technologic Analysis, Brussel 2018

Phasing-In, How to initiate a process of public innovation ? Starting a public innovation process is the beginning of a change. However, any transformation of practices, methods and tools within... [read more]

Phasing-In, How to initiate a process of public innovation ? Starting a public innovation process is the beginning of a change. However, any transformation of practices, methods and tools within... [read more]
A journey through temporary use | Refill URBACT

NEW USE OF VACANT SPACES SPURS INNOVATION ON A LOCAL LEVEL Over the past few decades, many cities have experimented with finding Temporary Uses for abandoned or neglected spaces and... [read more]

NEW USE OF VACANT SPACES SPURS INNOVATION ON A LOCAL LEVEL Over the past few decades, many cities have experimented with finding Temporary Uses for abandoned or neglected spaces and... [read more]
Massive Codesign : A proposal for a collaborative design framework

This book focuses on “massive codesign”: the idea that multiple and/or numerous participants having different voices collaborate in a design process broken down into different steps and formats and resulting... [read more]

This book focuses on “massive codesign”: the idea that multiple and/or numerous participants having different voices collaborate in a design process broken down into different steps and formats and resulting... [read more]
Scenario stretching game

Do you know what is “Scenario-stretching”. Not yet? Well, “Scenario-stretching” is a tool, developed by SDS, to co-create disruptive, surprising and out-of-the-box scenarios and solutions.

Do you know what is “Scenario-stretching”. Not yet? Well, “Scenario-stretching” is a tool, developed by SDS, to co-create disruptive, surprising and out-of-the-box scenarios and solutions.
Engaging citizens and stakeholders in the setting of EU future research agenda

CIMULACT stands for ‘Citizen and Multi-Actor Consultation on Horizon 2020’. The project engages more than 1000 citizens in 30 countries in Europe, along with a variety of other actors, in... [read more]

CIMULACT stands for ‘Citizen and Multi-Actor Consultation on Horizon 2020’. The project engages more than 1000 citizens in 30 countries in Europe, along with a variety of other actors, in... [read more]
REFILL Magazine Issue #2: Brokering between stakeholders involved in temporary use

Title of the Magazine /  Brokering between stakeholders involved in temporary use Responsible editors / François Jégou and Marcelline Bonneau (Lead Experts) Graphic design / Christophe Gouache, Selam Mebrahtu K.M Foreword /... [read more]

Title of the Magazine /  Brokering between stakeholders involved in temporary use Responsible editors / François Jégou and Marcelline Bonneau (Lead Experts) Graphic design / Christophe Gouache, Selam Mebrahtu K.M Foreword /... [read more]
We all have a good reason not to evaluate [public policies]

In local sustainable development projects (local authorities, municipalities, intermunicipal associations, urban areas, etc.), tons of actions are carried out, but the impact of these actions is rarely evaluated. Indeed, there... [read more]

In local sustainable development projects (local authorities, municipalities, intermunicipal associations, urban areas, etc.), tons of actions are carried out, but the impact of these actions is rarely evaluated. Indeed, there... [read more]
120 DUTCH CIVIL SERVANTS FOR LIFT EUROPE

As part of the integration programs for their young public servants, the Dutch ministries organize a study tour to Brussels to visit the European institutions, meet and exchange with their... [read more]

As part of the integration programs for their young public servants, the Dutch ministries organize a study tour to Brussels to visit the European institutions, meet and exchange with their... [read more]
Deep Dive Study Visit Nantes - Temporary use as slow urban planning

Deep Dive Study Visit Nantes – Temporary use as slow urban planning Click here to download the PDF

Deep Dive Study Visit Nantes – Temporary use as slow urban planning Click here to download the PDF
Milieux & créativité

Titre du livre/ “Milieux & créativités” Contributeurs/ Aich J., Beaucé P., Ben Hayoun N., Bullet J., Caraës M., Chamoiseau P., Comte P., Darné O., Didier E., Gerner J., Jégou F., John... [read more]

Titre du livre/ “Milieux & créativités” Contributeurs/ Aich J., Beaucé P., Ben Hayoun N., Bullet J., Caraës M., Chamoiseau P., Comte P., Darné O., Didier E., Gerner J., Jégou F., John... [read more]
Laboratoire des usages et des pratiques innovantes (LUPI), Cité du Design, 2016

“Laboratoire des usages et des pratiques innovantes (LUPI)” Cité du Design, 2016 Le LUPI est une méthodologie innovante qui permet de développer, sous forme de scénarios d’usages, de nouveaux produits,... [read more]

“Laboratoire des usages et des pratiques innovantes (LUPI)” Cité du Design, 2016 Le LUPI est une méthodologie innovante qui permet de développer, sous forme de scénarios d’usages, de nouveaux produits,... [read more]
Social innovation in cities – Capitalisation report

Download the article / “Social innovation in cities, URBACT II capitalisation” Authors /  Jégou, F., Bonneau, M. City administrations are facing a whole range of challenges on the social, environmental and... [read more]

Download the article / “Social innovation in cities, URBACT II capitalisation” Authors /  Jégou, F., Bonneau, M. City administrations are facing a whole range of challenges on the social, environmental and... [read more]
European sustainable food cities

Download the handbook : Creating space for sustainable food systems in urban communities – Practical approaches and examples for cities, and watch the elected officials of the partners cities commit to... [read more]

Download the handbook : Creating space for sustainable food systems in urban communities – Practical approaches and examples for cities, and watch the elected officials of the partners cities commit to... [read more]
We experiment futures and stimulate social conversation…

We imagine new scenarios of use…

We co-design products-services-policies systems…

scenario building

Scenarios as we intend them, are visions of the future together with concrete solutions definition that may lead from the current situation to this future vision… Scenario building is first... [read more]

Scenarios as we intend them, are visions of the future together with concrete solutions definition that may lead from the current situation to this future vision… Scenario building is first... [read more]
stakeholders engagement

The very projection process works as knowledge brokering facilitating mutual understanding: scenarios building allows stakeholders to look beyond their current interactions and direct interests, to share a common view of... [read more]

The very projection process works as knowledge brokering facilitating mutual understanding: scenarios building allows stakeholders to look beyond their current interactions and direct interests, to share a common view of... [read more]

Different local projects are designed in system so that they support and reinforce each other, generate synergies and allows to reach the momentum to change or start change at the... [read more]

Different local projects are designed in system so that they support and reinforce each other, generate synergies and allows to reach the momentum to change or start change at the... [read more]

Beyond classical new product definition, new ‘solution’ definition is a larger process envisioning complete new systems including products, services, policies and their related communication… + See more projects related to... [read more]

Beyond classical new product definition, new ‘solution’ definition is a larger process envisioning complete new systems including products, services, policies and their related communication… + See more projects related to... [read more]

Approaching discontinuities through scenarios building and definition of new solutions requires very often to revisit the toolbox we use: we therefore tends to design new tools ad’hoc for each and... [read more]

Approaching discontinuities through scenarios building and definition of new solutions requires very often to revisit the toolbox we use: we therefore tends to design new tools ad’hoc for each and... [read more]

Focusing new and more sustainable ways of living, the final output beyond new solutions definition is the effective change of the material culture in the daily living resulting in shifts... [read more]

Focusing new and more sustainable ways of living, the final output beyond new solutions definition is the effective change of the material culture in the daily living resulting in shifts... [read more]

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The success of policies depends also from the way they are designed: how they interact with the material culture of products; if they contradict or complement themselves; how they are... [read more]

The success of policies depends also from the way they are designed: how they interact with the material culture of products; if they contradict or complement themselves; how they are... [read more]

We are designing exhibitions… + See all projects related to “exhibitions” >>>

We are designing exhibitions… + See all projects related to “exhibitions” >>>