splash page for Future Parfait showing a resident on the terraforming training field.

Future Parfait is an art project that imagines an ideal possible future for global civilization starting from the conditions of the present.

It is a design philosophy for imagining positive futures that are rooted in present realities.

A sequence of events are 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.

 

Guiding Principles

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 .

Thought Experiment

1. Imagine your own perfect world, making space for all others.

2. Imagine it evolving from the present day.

The Three Ecologies of Future Parfait

ENVIRONMENT

Central Shield Special Administrative Biome: the eutopian city. A vast, ecologically integrated, equitable living machine.

SOCIUS

Stories of Lodar, the self-realised everyman, and his friends and their day to day lives in and around Central Shield.

PSYCHE

The communal dreamtime of homo sapiens ananda. A playground for the healthy subconscious of a eutopian society.