Welcome to Dee Double Dub title panel
Title Panel for Welcome to Dee Double Dub, a 12 page speculative design comic from the Future Parfait project by Marc Ngui. Part of the Future Present exhibition at the Science Gallery, Detroit, 2020.

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

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.

Marc Ngui woldbuilding city cross section

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.

Dee Double Dub thriving civic space

The Three Ecologies of Future Parfait

Future Parfait is organized into streams of exploration based on Felix Guattari's model of The Three Ecologies.

ENVIRONMENT

Eutopian cities as vast, ecologically integrated, equitable living machines.

SOCIUS

Explore life in the urbiome and the world of homo sapiens ananda, a speculative sub-species of human, with Lodar and his friends as they thrive in an ever evolving culture.

PSYCHE

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

Hoverbike cruising through a snowy night in Central Shield.