The "Habiter demain, ré-inventons nos lieux de vie" (living tomorrow, re-inventing our living spaces) exhibition by Universcience, running until 10 November 2013, allows visitors to envisage housing over the next 20 years, in light of societal and energy issues. The main partner of the exhibition, EDF helped get the idea off the ground by opening the doors of its Research and Development Department.
The future of housing is at the crossroads of human, societal and planetary issues. How can we ensure safe and comfortable homes for an ever-growing population, while simultaneously safeguarding the planet? It is imperative that we respond to the challenges: global warming, the draining of resources, the energy crisis, expanding cities, growing inequalities and, for Europe in particular, the ageing population.
Several initiatives have emerged, adding to the appeal of transformations already underway. Contemplating housing is no longer restricted to specialists, but concerns each and every one of us, in terms of our choices as consumers and citizens. There are existing technical solutions, but one idea stands out: that of sharing.
Over a 600m2 technical and scientific route, visitors are invited to find out more about the challenges facing housing between now and 2030, by way of nine themes, such as lifestyles, health issues, energy saving, intelligent housing, materials and so on.
The main partner of the exhibition, EDF helped get the exhibition off the ground by involving its Research and Development Department, which develops research programmes to improve the energy performance of buildings and develop the insulation systems of the future.
Entertainment for children, scientific workshops for youths between the ages of 14 and 18, and workshops based on other themes are being organised as part of the exhibition.
Taking a closer look