Conferences given by Raphaële Bidault-Waddington about contemporary world transformations and both the environmental (future of cities and territorial ecosystems) and the digital (future of art, knowledge, humanities, self, identities, economy, AI, etc. – see below) transitions.




2019: Occupy the Sky, in Garden The Sky Water, Interdisciplinary Symposium, Art-Science Chair, Ecole Polytechnique, and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

2018: Anthropocene, Territorial Resilience, Transition, Urban Innovation… and If All These Challenges were a Matter of Hospitality, Keynotes, Soferim seminar, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

2018: The City as a Creative Open-Lab, Keynotes, Soferim seminar, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

2018: A Resilient Urban Future between the 3rd and 4th Industrial Revolutions, FabCity Summit, Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris.

2018: Opening the City: The Power of Networks, design and moderation of a round-table, for the City Observatory and Peclers Future Trends, Toguna, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

2018: Hospitality and Resilience: Four Future Scenarios for the Trans-Region of Arles Keynote, Luma Days #2, Luma Arles Foundation, France.

2018: The Soft-Power of Creative Labs on the Public Space, Future of Public Space conference, GDI Future think-tank, Zurich.

2017: Five Future Scenarios for the Bioregion of Arles put into Perspective Keynote, LUMA Days #1, LUMA Arles Foundation, France.

2017: Paris Galaxies, Paris Ars Universalis, Possible Futures for the Greater Paris Metropolis, Mobility History seminar (dir. Mathieu Flonneau), Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University.

2015: Paris Galaxies, a Future of the Greater Paris Metropolis by its Creative Constellations (places and communities), in New Local Frameworks for Global Cities seminar, Scientific Committee, Atelier International du Grand Paris, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

2014: Paris Galaxies: The Role of Creative Constellations in Sustainable Urban Development, Green Cities Summit, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris Marne-La-Vallée.

2014: Paris Galaxies: The Making of a New Metropolitan Imaginary, in the 3I’s (Institution, Identity, Imaginary) of the Greater Paris Conference, Institut d’Aménagement et d’Urbanisme de Paris.

2014: Montevideo Experimental Lab Critical Analysis, World Conference on Intellectual Capital for Communities, Paris Sud University, Paris.

2014: Paris Galaxies in Perspective, Aesthetic Audit Critical Report, 3rd International Conference on Cultural and Creative Industries, Urban Development and Knowledge Institutions, Antwerp University and Utrecht Universities, Antwerp Belgium.

2014: Waiting for the Station, Waiting for the Greater Paris, in Stations Mirroring the Urban seminar, LATTS (LAboratory Technics, Territories and Society) – LVMT (Laboratory Ville/City, Mobility and Territories), Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées, Gare & Connection, Paris.

2013: Paris Galaxies, a Future Lab for the Greater Paris, in Art, Design and Imaginaries research day (with guest philosopher: Jean-Jacques Wunenburger), Paris College of Art, Paris.

2013: Paris Galaxies, a New Approach to the Creative City, 8th World Conference on Intellectual Capital for Cities, Regions and Communities, World Bank, Paris.

2012: Paris Galaxies, a Vision for the Greater Paris, in Scaling Up symposium (Art, Design et Economy), Designers Days, Paris College of Art (ex-Parsons School Paris), and ACTE (Art, Creation, Theory, AEsthetics) Institute, Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University.

2010: Toward Creative Urban Strategies, 5th World Conference on Intellectual Capital for Cities, Regions and Communities, World Bank, Paris.

2009: Designing Cities and the Creative Class, 4th World Conference on Intellectual Capital for Cities, Regions and Communities, World Bank, Paris.

2007: The Creative Class Contribution to Knowledge-Based Urban Development, World Global Knowledge Economy Week, International Forum of Cultures, Monterrey, Mexico.

2007: Photographic vs Organizational Approach to the Urban Space, Aarhus Architecture School, Denmark.





2019: Exploring the Future, conference and open-lab with executive committee, France Television University, Paris.

2019: Future of Work, conference and open-lab, Food For Thought Session, NUMA Paris.

2018: AI x Feminism, a Mixed Feeling Thought Experiment Keynote, Disputaziune #2 “Do They Dream of Electronic Sheeps” (Curator: Mareike Dittmer), Muzeum Susch, Switzerland.

2018: Machination #4: A Story of Raphaële Bidault-Waddington between Science and Fiction, in Science & Fiction seminar (dir. philosopher Manuela de Barros), Department of Visual Arts, Paris 8 University.

2018: Digital Transition Impact on Identities and the Rise of New Afro Imaginaries, Adicom Days, French Institute, Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

2017: Paris Ars Universalis and the Future of Digital Humanities, book presentation and discussion with philosopher Manuela de Barros, galerie du Jour Agnès B, Paris.

2017: Aesthetic Intelligence Experiments and New Frontier, an Art-based Research Laboratory Translated into a Critical Design Strategy, Design for Next 2017 conference, European Academy of Design, Architecture Faculty, Sapienza University, Roma.

2016: Machination 2, in Secondary Fictions conference, Fiction-Interaction laboratory, ACTE (Art, Creation, Theory, AEsthetics) Institute, Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University.

2015: Machination or the Spectrum of the Invisible Hand, conference-performance, Corner College, Zurich, Switzerland.

2014: Artistic Figures and Metaphors, REWU round-table, Gaité Lyrique, Paris.

2013: Transformation of Art, Transformation of the World, New Worlds Forum, France Business School.

2011: Can Art Change the World?, round-table during Remaking Society Forum, Republic of Ideas, Maison de la Culture, Grenoble, France.

2011: Introduction to Art-based Research and Innovation, keynote conferences, Collège des Hautes Etudes en Développement Durable (Ecole Centrale/ESCP), and the 6th World Conference on Intellectual Capital for Cities, Regions and Communities, World Bank, Paris, France.

2010: Goodwill, Artistic, Urban and Economic Research Ecosystem, Off-Shore Art School (led by artist Paul Devautour), Shanghai, China.

2010: Artists’ News Economic Models, round-table, Le 100, Paris, France.

2009: The Value of Art-based Research in Territorial Innovation, in Creative Territories seminar, Science-Po School, Datar, Paris, France.

2009: Learning from Art to Manage Creativity, in Human Resources Management World Conference, Etisalat Academy, Dubai.

2009: Creating Companies Dedicated to Art, New-York University Paris, in partnership with Art & Flux research chair, Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University, France.

2009: Introduction to Companies Dedicated to Art, Alternative Management Dept., HEC Business School, Paris, France.

2009: Introduction to Companies Dedicated to Art, innovation and prospective Master, CNAM, Paris, France.

2006: Future Inspiration Keynote, CMM Day, Center for Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.