The “Positive future” prize

Posted Posted in Societal Innovation, Uncategorized

The Positive Future Prize will recognize the best productions presenting realistic visions of a desirable future. The objective of this competition, open to all, is to give the initiatives carried by Positive Future international visibility and appeal, and to promote exchanges and collaboration between diverse participants such as artists, entrepreneurs, prospectivists, researchers, students and other citizens.

in order to propose, validate and disseminate projections that are at the same time hopeful, credible and achievable.

As representations of dystopian futures are numerous, many research and prospective works are focusing on positive alternatives for the world of tomorrow.

The Paris Institute for Advanced Study and the 2100 Fondation in partnership with the Institute for Futures Studies are launching the first Positive Future competition in order to encourage, on this positive basis, the elaboration and dissemination of mobilizing imaginaries that convincingly and realistically describe a liveable and desirable world.


NL 2120 – this is what the Netherlands could look like in 100 years

Posted Posted in Climate Resilience, Positive Cartography

Imagine what the world could like, if we start shaping it from a nature-based perspective today.

This is an integral vision in that it considers the spatial planning of the Netherlands in 2120 from various perspectives, such as agriculture, biodiversity, sustainable energy, water and the circular economy:

Climate change, urbanisation, biodiversity, rising sea levels, extreme weather and increasing food production: these are just a few of the factors that help shape the spatial planning of the Netherlands. There appears to be a need to look to the future. With these factors in mind, what will the Netherlands look like a century from now? Wageningen University & Research has drafted a vision on what it believes a future-proof Netherlands could look like in 2120.

For more information – and inspiration – see: