Nicolas Naveau studied art at the Fine Art School in Angers, France. From 1997 to 2002 he worked as a course instructor for French culture (art history, comics, cinema) at the Centre for Adult Education in Vienna. Due to his interests and skills in the fields of art, graphic and information design, he became a freelancer for Ars Electronica in 2002. Since 2006 Nicolas Naveau has been working as an artist and senior researcher in the field of information design at the Ars Electronica Futurelab. His current focus is on the threat of collapse-especially climate-related collapse-and how to communicate it. He is co-founder of the Ars Electronica Happy Collapse group.