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Marking the opening week-end of the Regenerative Futures exhibition, the Foundation encourages artists and designers to shape new prospective narratives for transition and to discuss the notion of regeneration in depth. In dialogue with historians and activists, artists and designers of the exhibition are invited to reflect on the bio-inspired design and architecture and envisage how the creation can generate a positive impact on our planetary resources, through a multidisciplinary approach in relation with production, economy, agriculture and technologies. 


9:30 am: Welcome drink

10 am: The new imagination for transition: how can we emphasise the urgency within our present times? With Marie Peltier (historian), Magali Payen (Founder of On Est Prêt et President of Imagine 2050)

11:15 am: Break

11:30 am – 1 pm: Bio-inspired design and architecture: moving away from fossil fuels, from innovation to industrialisation. With Aléa (Miriam Josi et Stella Lee Prowse) (designers) and Moffat Takadiwa (visual artist).

Co-moderated by Nathalie Guiot et Yann Chateigné Tytelman, co-curators of the exhibition Regenerative Futures.



Marie Peltier has been teaching history for over 15 years. She is currently a professor at the Haute Ecole Galilée in Brussels. In 2011, in the wake of the Arab Spring, she decided to devote herself to raising public awareness of the Syrian street’s aspirations for dignity and freedom. This commitment led her to take a closer look at the propaganda of authoritarian regimes and to understand the extent to which it embraces old hatreds, while at the same time conveying current obsessions. This work on narrative – that is, on the way in which we tell the story of the world around us, and how we script it in the light of our own concerns – led her to take a closer look at the issue of contemporary conspiracism.

Magali Payen is an expert in citizen mobilisation. She puts her experience and network to work for SAS Imagine 2050 and the association On est prêt ! to develop inspiring and impactful content. She launched the On est prêt ! campaign with around a hundred designers ready to make a commitment to the climate. She is also the first supporter and co-producer of the video circulating the petition “L’Affaire du Siècle”.

Co-founded in 2021 by Miriam Josi and Stella Lee Prowse in Paris, Aléa is a studio for experimental design and materials research. Situated at the intersections of design, art, biology and agriculture, their practice blurs the boundaries between disciplines. Their work explores growth, decomposition and waste, with the aim of developing regenerative manufacturing methods while honouring beauty in the creative process. Alea’s mission is to establish a deeper relationship between the natural and built environment by designing autonomous place-based systems for a post-fossil fuel future.
Josi and Lee Prowse both completed a Master of Science in Inspired Design at Ensci-les Ateliers.

Moffat Takadiwa lives and works in the Mbare district of Harare, one of the country’s biggest centres for recycling and the informal economy. He creates large-scale sculptures from materials found on rubbish tips, mostly computer waste, plastic caps, toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes. Hanging on walls, these post-industrial fabrics with their organic shapes take on the aura of totemic or ritualistic objects, thanks to their preciousness. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the CNAP, the FRAC Alsace (FR), the Fondation H, the Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai (AE), the Arsenal Contemporary Art, Toronto (CA) and the CC Foundation, Shanghai (CN).


In partnership with CIVA