Solarpunk: A grand dress rehearsal in remaking our present and future history.
Right now, across disparate fields, a future is being built. But the future does not passively ‘arrive’ fully formed from the aether, we must first meet it the way humanity has always done: though dreams, stories and song. This talk will explore narrative strategies and strategic narratives to make life more wonderful for us right now, and more importantly for the generations that follow.
This talk was delivered at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam on the 18th of May 2018. I spoke along side Jaya Klara Brekke as part of the public start of the Terraforming Earth programme, a series of lectures and design labs about 21st-century society.
I also participated in a Lab/Workshop the next day titled Constitution of a 21st Century:
Report Lab 1: Constitution of a 21st Century
Yamuna River, India, which has been granted the status of natural person under Indian law. Photo: Ajay Tallam…