2019 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the first step on the moon.

At the same time, a large number of projects such as SpaceX, Moon Express, Google Xprize renew with the old dream of space conquest and mark a historic turning point in the evolution of humanity.

Space is undeniably our new frontier. And the Moon, the first base camp of our future migrations. Unlike the first lunar missions, it will no longer be a matter of staying there for a few hours, but of living there. It will not only be a question of exploration and staying there for a short time. It will decidedly a matter of settlement. To live together. Even if only temporarily before migrating towards new territories.

It is therefore important for us to imagine how to build the first human village out of Earth. A village that will not be reduced to its basic functional use but will demonstrate our capacity to transform the moon’s sterile environment into a new place of life, experimentation, tourism, research, education, art, and art. ‘architecture. CONFLUENCE Institute proposes to mobilize all its resources, to build a team of experts in the fields of architecture, robotics, design, virtual reality, anthropology, and digital manufacturing, to reflect during 15 weeks on the Moon Village project.