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.
"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
“The French language, for once richer than English, differentiates “le futur” from “l’avenir.”...the Moderns always had a future (the odd utopian future of someone fleeing His past in reverse!) but never a chance... to turn to what I could call their prospect: the shape of things to come.” - Bruno Latour