Future Parfait is an art project that imagines
an ideal possible future for global civilization
starting from the conditions of the present.
1. Civilization currently has the technological and cultural capacity to create an equitable global culture which operates within planetary boundaries and where each individual has the opportunity to thrive.
2. The arc of civilization shows that mutually beneficial cooperation is more effective than territorial competition as a strategy for the evolution of human cultures .
Future Parfait is a design philosophy for imagining positive futures that are rooted in present realities.
A sequence of events is extrapolated using timelines, contemporary knowledge, and historical precedent, linking points in a chain of possibility.
The future scenario is then rendered using visual narrative techniques, illustrations, comics, and diagrams.
The Three Ecologies of Future Parfait
Central Shield Special Administrative Biome: the eutopian city. A vast, ecologically integrated, equitable living machine.
Stories of Lodar, the self-realised everyman, and his friends and their day to day lives in and around Central Shield.
The communal dreamtime of homo sapiens ananda. A playground for the healthy subconscious of a eutopian society.
1. Imagine your own perfect world, making space for all others.
2. Imagine it evolving from the present day.
In this workshop, hosted by Science Gallery Detroit, I will explain how I created Welcome to Dee Double Dub using a speculative design methodology called Future Parfait. Join us for a short presentation about Future Parfait, after which I'll guide participants through a series of visualization activities that will begin their own exploration into imagining and drawing out their own ideal worlds.
This is event is a passionate reading of Welcome to Dee Double Dub by the artist, Marc Ngui, and participation with the Marc in the panel discussion for Galvanized Suns, a 3 day online media program that features artworks that "re-imagine pasts, presents, and futures through narratives of diaspora outside of Western hegemony by artists, designers, performers and writers who contribute to Caribbean and Latin American diaspora culture in Canada."