Wy did we choose the name Lantern ?

Get to know us – Today, discover the story behind the SWEET Lantern name. 


The « magic lantern » is an invention of the 17th century. It allowed, thanks to a light source, to project an image on a wall. It is the ancestor of the slide projector and has given rise to many successive innovations.


At the time of its invention, it fed the fears of the citizens, who took it for a supernatural manifestation. Three centuries later, we still benefit from this extraordinary invention.


SWEET Lantern wishes to help citizens and actors to project themselves into the future, to collectively imagine desirable futures, a fundamental condition for the success of the energy transition. » – Giunta, Cattaneo, Scolozzi, 2021.

Resistance to change will be explored and considered in the development of real-world interventions to overcome fears and barriers to action, as was the case with the magic lantern and its incredible evolution over the centuries.