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2051The in-house designers at EDF R&D have seized the opportunity provided by the Saint-Etienne Design Biennial to join forces with external personalities to produce fictional projections of what shape our relationship with energy could take and the place that an energy engineer could have in the face of the changes happening in the world and society.
In order to shift the intended effect away from the here and now, the designers and their partners have placed themselves on a time horizon situated in 2051, in other words 1 year after most "classic" projections and have deliberately produced new scenarios that make a clear break with current trends and observations. These imaginary stories are designed to unveil potential versions of the future, some of them contradictory, but systematically putting the finger on the eminently societal, technical and emotional nature of our relationship with energy. Starting from environmental, technological and sometimes political hypotheses, they are a means of trying out our possible collective and individual acceptance of models that could potentially emerge in the future, here or elsewhere. Between dependence and autonomy, technology and nature, fears and desires, each vision is appreciated with its own beliefs, its own aspirations and enables a large number of questions to be put on the table immediately. Energy here proposes a between-the-lines reading of past civilisations and those we may or may not choose to build in the future.
EDF R&D designers
Guillaume Foissac, Elise Prieur, Gilles Rougon, Etienne Vallet
Christophe Gaubert, Olivier Peyricot, Rémi Sussan
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Extrait du scénario Les Acclimatés.
Conception graphique par Léo Caillard
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