Near Future Laboratory

Near Future Laboratory is a thinking, making, design, development and research practice based in California and Europe. The goal is to understand how imaginations and hypothesis become materialized to swerve the present into new, more habitable near future worlds. Their approach to future research leads to the production of case studies, events, workshops, fast-prototyped apps, innovative algorithms, curious objects, mock-ups, videos, fictional magazines, newspapers, product catalogs and more.


L’Extension is an experimentation, creation and research laboratory. It seeks to place art as a ground for thought, in order to produce new experiences and establishing analytical encounter situation in terms of critical and curatorial wider activities, such as publications, meetings, events, residencies, workshops and exhibitions.Within a cartographic method, the studio aims to define the outlines of emergent art, diagnose the production process of contemporary art, working on artistic endeavour, as well as producing tools for a better understanding of artistic creation’s context by the public.Located in Belleville neighbourhood and the 20th arrondissement of Paris, L’Extension provides a platform of meetings and experiences linked to its specific environment. It also aims to fill a lack of cultural access and to bridge a various and large public to contemporary art trough many accessible activities. International protagonists’ involvement in the project enables L’Extension ambitions to reach a larger dimension.It is looking forward to yield a multidisciplinary thought imbued in different knowledge field being contemporary art, literature or history of the art, but also anthropology, economic, political, physical or social sciences…

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