"In general, I try and distinguish between what one calls the Future and “l’avenir” [‘to come']. The future is that which – tomorrow, later, next century – will be. There is a future which is predictable, programmed, scheduled, foreseeable. But there is a future, l’avenir (to come) which refers to someone who comes whose arrival is totally unexpected..."  Jacques Derrida

Avenir Institute is a think tank at the intersection of epistemology, politics, technology and aesthetics with a focus on critical analysis of potentiality in futures.

In our projects we search for better questions instead of trying to find the suitable answers. We present findings of the researches in mixed media: exhibitions, objects, installations, lectures, performances, publications, etc.

The Institute was founded by Denis Maksimov and Timo Tuominen in 2015.