SOLARPUNK : A REFERENCE GUIDE

Jay Springett
Feb 26, 2017 · 49 min read

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Last update: 06.Feb.18

Solarpunk

Solarpunk is a movement in speculative fiction, art, fashion and activism that seeks to answer and embody the question “what does a sustainable civilization look like, and how can we get there?” The aesthetics of solarpunk merge the practical with the beautiful, the well-designed with the green and wild, the bright and colorful with the earthy and solid. Solarpunk can be utopian, just optimistic, or concerned with the struggles en route to a better world — but never dystopian. As our world roils with calamity, we need solutions, not warnings. Solutions to live comfortably without fossil fuels, to equitably manage scarcity and share abundance, to be kinder to each other and to the planet we share. At once a vision of the future, a thoughtful provocation, and an achievable lifestyle.

In progress…

We have received DMs from quite a few people who wanted to get into solarpunk but didn’t find it very accessible after looking at the results of the google search.

The links below are an attempt to open up the optics of the solarpunk community for newcomers and others looking for references . A lot of the early discussions happened on tumblr from 2014 onward after Miss Olivia Louise’s character concept post took off — with a core community of stewards who know who they are.

What follows is not meant to be an exhaustive list but hopefully will increasingly become one. We’re also aware that we are missing almost all of the art references from this list. :(

We included our first post from 2012 at solarpunks.tumblr.com

Please get in touch with art references as a lot of content has lost their attribution — Jay

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2008

https://republicofthebees.wordpress.com/2008/05/27/from-steampunk-to-solarpunk/

“A major difference between solarpunk and steampunk is that solarpunk ideas, and solarpunk technologies, need not remain imaginary, and I indulge a hope of someday living in a solarpunk world.”

https://www.wired.com/2009/07/french-solar-blimp/

*FRENCH KIDS IN engineering school. Man, that gobboon is just the solarpunk awesomest.” — Bruce Sterling

2010

http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?219971-Figuring-out-quot-Solarpunk-quot

“So I’ve had an idea (not an original one of course, but one that hasn’t had a lot of use) that I think has lots of mileage; solarpunk.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1003/S00187.htm

“no doubt, the embryonic seeds of solarpunk are being planted.”

2011

https://www.scribd.com/document/64379041/Antologia-SOLARPUNK-Guidelines

Depois da Vaporpunk (2010) e da Dieselpunk (2011), 2012 será o ano da Solarpunk !Ao contrário das duas antologias punks anteriores, na Solarpunk não julgamos necessário enfatizaro elemento “punk”. O “solar” agora parece mais importante.

2012

http://editoradraco.com/2013/01/11/solarpunk-historias-ecologicas-e-fantasticas-em-um-mundo-sustentavel/

“a Brazilian anthology of solarpunk literature whose opening lines were roughly translated in an Australian article in 2014. “Now imagine large space sailboats driven by solar radiation, production of biofuels via nanotechnology, the advent of photosynthetic humans, and, as there is no perfect society, even terrorism against corrupt businesses and governments. Welcome to the bright green world of solarpunk.” — The New Utopians

https://www.flickr.com/groups/solarpunk/

“Welcome to a world run by solar energy.”

http://technoccult.net/archives/2012/08/01/todo-in-portland-weird-shit-con-2012/

“weirdos / Solarpunk / robots / machine vision / technologies disruptive to society and government”

http://solarpunks.tumblr.com/post/27525726746/on-the-need-for-new-futures

“We are starved for visions of the future that will sustain us, and give us something to hope for, ideas of life beyond the rusted chrome of yestermorrow or nightmare realms of radiated men eating the flesh of other radiated men.”

https://charlesreid1.com/w/images/f/f1/LonoComputing.pdf

http://worsethandetroit.co.uk/post/27901477141

“The term for Reid’s proposal, above, (and the title of the essay it comes from) is “Solarpunk.” I’m not sure it represents any real revolutionary shift, nothing of a movement yet, but it does provide a valuable new perspective, a paradigm and a vocabulary through which to describe one possible future.”

2013

https://www.meetup.com/es-ES/solarpunk/events/past/?scroll=true#past

“BCN SOLARPUNK || ART SCIENCE & IMAGINATION is an interdisciplinary laboratory for experimentation and discussion about the artistic, political, social, economic, ecological, technological and geopolitical changes.”

2014

http://missolivialouise.tumblr.com/post/94374063675/heres-a-thing-ive-had-around-in-my-head-for-a

“Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.”

http://hieroglyph.asu.edu/2014/09/solarpunk-notes-toward-a-manifesto/

“We’re solarpunks because the only other options are denial or despair.”

https://twitter.com/thejaymo/status/433710287187767297

#solarpunk for socialists #fusionpunk for fascists#infrastructure #politics

http://txwatson.tumblr.com/post/97088763563/solarpunk-thoughts-accessibility

I love the idea of Solarpunk planners and designers and architects keeping in mind as a real priority making their spaces deliberately pleasant, comfortable and helpful for people with disabilities

https://syntheticzero.net/2014/09/18/a-users-manual-for-a-post-nihilist-praxis/

An ecologistics capable of producing an infrastructural politics;the deployment of a less naively optimistic (dark) solarpunk libertarian technics; the speculative prospect of transpessimism; the rediscovery and elevation of an ethic of care that might become a generalised Buen Vivir; the active production of autonomous subjectivations that exist outside the constrictions of psychological orthodoxies; and the transcorporeal sapience of machinic coexistence.

http://dankoboldt.com/near-future-scenarios-humans/

I discovered a young sub-genre that is reaching for a more positive, sustainable, and realistic view of humanity’s near-future.

http://www.solar.org.au/sp-feature/solarpunk/

In this nascent stage, solarpunk appears as a loose collection of ideologies, manifestos, and desires for a sustainable, achievable future.

What is Solarpunk?

https://solarpunkfarmer.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/what-is-solarpunk/

Whether its post apocalyptic or a smooth transition through energy decent, the imagined future is positive and happy. I imagine this future as having resolved any racism, sexism or religious bias. So solarpunk culture would include all races, religions, sex’s, including those with disabilities.

http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/11/10/4122309.htm

“IMAGINE A SUSTAINABLE world, driven by clean and renewable energy. Now imagine large space sailboats driven by solar radiation, production of biofuels via nanotechnology, the advent of photosynthetic humans, and, as there is no perfect society, even terrorism against corrupt businesses and governments. Welcome to the bright green world of solarpunk.”

http://www.vortexcultural.com.br/literatura/resenha-solarpunk/

“instead of retrofuturism, the theme turns completely to the future. Not an alternative future, but a possible future.”

https://coletivofreakgeeks.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/solarpunk-e-a-esperanca-do-futuro-em-nosso-planeta/

There are several forms of expression of the Solarpunk movement, as in architecture, in which stained glass, solar panels and vegetable coverings take hold, as well as in fashion and literature, with reference in Art Nouveau.

2015

http://kdhume.tumblr.com/post/108932813682/7-reasons-why-solarpunk-is-the-most-important

“1 . It’s hopeful. Solarpunk doesn’t require an apocalypse. It’s a world in which humans haven’t destroyed ourselves and our environment, where we’ve pulled back just in time to stop the slow destruction of our planet. We’ve learned to use science wisely, for the betterment of ourselves and our planet. We’re no longer overlords. We’re caretakers. We’re gardeners.”

http://eco-fiction.com/interview-with-adam-flynn-on-the-solarpunk-movement/

I don’t think anyone “owns” solarpunk, but I certainly feel like one of its stewards. As to whether it’s a ‘movement,’ I think it definitely has the potential to be one, but I think we’re another year out from it really being there.

http://www.sherylkaleo.com/solarpunk/

TAKE the POLL! What do YOU think should be done with the domains solarpunk.com and solarpunk.org? Magazine? Bulletin board? Sandbox?

http://www.sherylkaleo.com/why-solarpunk/

“we need more artists, more writers, more innovators to envision how and where and with what do we transition this world of ours into positive realism, as first coined on the tumbler group.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z4RRn-LXhs

“I got this idea for a boat…”

http://www.hopesandfears.com/hopes/city/life/215749-solarpunk

A sunny disposition: The “solar” in Solarpunk is both a description and metaphor for the movement’s commitment to a utopia that is accessible to every human on earth, as well as to all of our planet’s lifeforms. No single business can capture and privatize sunlight to hoard it for itself or sell it at a cost. It’s one of the only universally accessible goods.

http://www.carbonculturereview.com/interviews/interview-part-1-sheryl-kaleo-on-the-new-sub-genre-solarpunk/

“Solarpunk music. The best I can imagine would be something earthy and symphonic with nature sounds incorporated and just a touch of techno.”

http://www.carbonculturereview.com/interviews/interview-part-2-alia-gee-on-the-new-sub-genre-solarpunk/

“THERE ARE OTHER BOOKS THAT ARE LABELED SOLARPUNK??? THIS IS SO COOL!”

https://newrepublic.com/article/123217/new-utopians

Kim Stanley Robinson and the novelists who want to build a better future through science fiction.

http://solarpunk.wikia.com/wiki/SolarPunk_Wikia

Solarpunk wika created

https://solarpunk.bandcamp.com/

We’re solarpunks because the only other options are denial or despair. -Adam Flynn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqhrw0myEH0

“We can be part of it right now: But we have SO much work to do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bk072GJf5M

“In August 2014, Miss Olivia Louise wrote a Tumblr post proposing the creation
of a new subgenre: solarpunk. Solarpunk, sometimes called eco-futurism, would be set in a semi-utopian future visually influenced by Art Nouveau and Hayao Miyazaki, and built according to principles of new urbanism and environmental sustainability — an “earthy” handmade version of futuretech, in opposition to the slick, white, spacebound surfaces of 1980s futurism.“

http://www.scifiideas.com/writing-2/solarpunk-we-are-golden-and-our-future-is-bright/

“pretty much embodies the idea that while the future might be an overwhelming prospect, it doesn’t have to be frightening, and it doesn’t have to hurt.”

http://steampunkjournal.org/2015/01/09/solarpunk/

Have you heard of Solarpunk? It’s a futuristic subculture that looks forwards to a bright, shiny world. But where most future time-lines rely on technology and invention to bring…

https://medium.com/@andrewdhudson/on-the-political-dimensions-of-solarpunk-c5a7b4bf8df4#.sefgxbmp1

You’ve heard of the hacker slogan “move fast and break things”? Solarpunk should move quietly and plant things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0A0xz565Vw

“Where humans live in balance with their environment “

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7SVu4E3xZ-2XzdIdGhMYTRYck0/view

http://grist.org/business-technology/this-sci-fi-enthusiast-wants-to-make-solarpunk-happen/

In short, solarpunk is a reaction to climate change, inequality, and our cultural obsession with dystopian futures.

http://readvitality.com/solarpunk-the-lgbt-community-and-the-importance-of-imagining-positive-futures/

“And what’s extra cool? Is that solarpunk is a movement as much as it is a genre: it’s not just about the stories, it’s also about how we can get there. One thing that falls naturally from solarpunk’s premise is diversity. The community frequently talks about how to honor and integrate different cultures without appropriating them, and there’s a growing watchfulness for ways to create accessible environment.”

http://www.worldweaverpress.com/blog/the-brighter-futures-of-solarpunk

“Last summer at the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, someone asked our classmate from Singapore to describe what it was like where he was from. He raved about the amazing biodomes, and having never heard of such a thing, I did an image search on my phone.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ1cMML318Q

“Animatic for my storyboarding class I had a lot of fun with it and went a little overboard since I like the subject so much”

http://radicalnetworks.org/archives/2015/speakers/adam-rothstein/

In 2016 a disaster response network of trained radio users sporting an ideal budget of $0 per person was born.

https://optimism2020.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/solarpunk/

“read Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy and watch Miyazaki movies.”

https://bradzooks.com/2015/09/04/you-care-about-the-environment-but-are-you-ready-to-punk-it-solarpunk/

“Solarpunk has the potential to nestle within dystopian settings as well as supplant them. The stories solarpunk tells will still be human stories, perhaps all the more human for the acknowledgement of how connected to the environment we are, how dependent on it for our survival.”

http://www.notechmagazine.com/2015/11/solar-punk.html

Many of us feel it’s unethical to bring children into a world like ours.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlKszdaPE4U

“A standalone science fiction short story. The shepherd of the future tends, not to sheep, but to small mobile photovoltaic cells. But when poachers threaten his livelihood, will he be able to see them off with nothing but his wits?”

https://collectively.org/article/here-come-the-solarpunks/

“There’s no single right way to do solarpunk. Instead, diverse communities from around the world adopt the name, ideas, or both, and build little nests of self-sustaining revolution.”

https://podcloud.fr/podcast/le-futur-cest-maintenant

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692547274/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_DPqHyb1PHP4SH

The future is vibrant, hopeful, and filled with dragons. In WINGS OF RENEWAL, twenty-two authors explore the exciting new subgenre of solarpunk through the lens of these majestic creatures

http://enthea.org/2015/10/solarpunk/

The “punk” in solarpunk is about rebellion, counterculture, countereconomics, enthusiasm, and individuality. It’s about going in a different direction than the mainstream, that’s increasingly going in a scary direction. A counterculture and economics that values individual choice, freedom, decentralization, self-direction, love and hope — qualities missing in mainstream culture. It’s about creating a safe space for free expression, creativity, to “punk out” and express your unique and true self.

https://www.neondystopia.com/cyberpunk-politics-philosophy/no-bright-future-solarpunk-not-new-cyberpunk/

“I say we, cyberpunk fans, are not tired of pessimism and nihilism, we are just tired of the same old and bad stories. Namely the bullshit.”

http://www.solarpunkpress.com/

Solarpunk Press begins posting regular fiction in text and audio formats until Nov 2016: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_jkdsIXa8B6XelRUa7oh0A

https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/solarpunk.24767/

“They’re ‘solarpunks’ because optimism has been taken away from them and they’re trying to take it back. Remember that the sense of alienation in cyberpunk is not to do with the fictional world, but rather the fictional world is response to the real world. That’s exactly the case here.”

https://www.scifinow.co.uk/blog/cassandra-khaw-on-solarpunk-and-finding-light-in-the-sf-dark/

Storytellers are conduits. We map the world in our heads, condense it into parables, and then share it with our audience. We are the ones who told villagers not to fear the lightning gods, that if we were careful and quiet, we would be safe. We are the ones who warned children from the night.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/solarpunks-farmhacks-john-ryan?articleId=8391734426860830891

Looking for a bright future? Try Solarpunk

https://heartofwalesbikes.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/solarpunk-the-emerging-aesthetic-of-mid-wales/

“as the name suggests, a built environment cunningly adapted for solar gain amongst other arrangements and technologies to promote self sufficiency and living within natural limits.”

http://www.relativelyinteresting.com/environment-distopias-energy-solarpunk/

“Solarpunk could make valuable contributions to the literary, social and political scenes. While the genre is still in its infancy, as it matures, it could point the way towards a more sustainable future.”

http://www.weltenbau-wissen.de/2015/12/solarpunk-science-fiction-optimismus/

“Solarpunk wants to counter the scenarios of a dying earth, an insuperable gap between rich and poor, and a society controlled by corporations. Not in hundreds of years, but within reach.”

https://www.anja-bagus.de/2015/12/09/dystopien-superhelden-und-solarpunk/

“There is something new: Solarpunk . And I’ve been thinking about it this morning”

http://thepandorasociety.com/solarpunk-a-new-future/
You’d be hard pressed to find a novel set in this genres. The only known book is an anthology of short stories from Brazil. However, there’s a tumblr blog devoted to the topic and a quick google search yields a plentiful harvest of sunny, green images and hopeful blog posts.

2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0HISgExFfY

Karelia University of Applied Sciences. Second year students design a 2D game. We explored what it means for the games Solar Punk theme.

https://nakedfutureblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/utopias-2-solarpunks/

“Solarpunks can be considered the new blood of futurology, even without attending training courses in this academic discipline. His ability to envisage possible or desirable futures is enormous, especially in a more sustainable world without denying advances in science and technology. Still, some of his references are Art Nouveau. So there are those who want to pack them as retrofuturists.”

http://eco-fiction.com/contest/what-is-solarpunk/

“it seems that solarpunk is a solution for modern day economic and environmental injustice. While Adam calls this genre tech-based, the Tumblr crowd also includes a lot of concept ideas for fashion, architecture, and engineering, which fuse art and science with the natural world.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhKEZAlYcME

“Artist: Sieudiver
Album: The Great Escape
Released: 2016”

http://www.sffworld.com/forum/threads/solarpunk-a-sffworld-topic.48786/

“A big welcome to:

Adam Flynn, Andrew Dana Hudson, Claudie Arseneault, Faith Roses Gregory, KD Hume, Mary Woodbury, T.X. Watson”

https://www.slideshare.net/cuervoscuro/cyberpunk-y-otro-punks

“Repaso sobre los origenes del cyberpunk, sus derivaciones steampunk, dieselpunk, atompunk, biopunk o ribofunk y la nueva tendencia: solarpunk.

Charla expuesta el 21 de mayo de 2016 en la Bibliote Benjamin Franklin del Centro de Relaciones Culturales, Monterrey N.L. México”

https://medium.com/@eoinoconnor/the-dialectic-of-freedom-and-justice-in-liberatory-social-movements-a-few-thoughts-626a88ad8fd0

“There’s always a dialectical relationship between the concepts of freedom and justice.”

https://medium.com/solarpunk-worldscene/i-believe-solarpunk-could-be-a-valid-and-innovative-theme-in-science-fiction-ea1e7bda1fe8#.r4de9vxrn

“Four years ago, after two anthologies about Vaporpunk (2010) and Dieselpunk (2011), you decided to publish a sunny sci-fi anthology christening it not Greenpunk but Solarpunk. “

http://solarpunk-look-book.tumblr.com/post/138752543470/my-blanket-critique-of-solarpunk-writing

“The answer is for solarpunk writers to be a little less ambitious and tell their stories focusing on a small area of what they want to say, rather than give a rip roaring adventure of wonderment and compassion for the environment and hundreds of other things that are all desperately trying to be conveyed.”

From Cyberpunk to a Post-Scarcity Solarpunk

https://medium.com/radically-practical/from-cyberpunk-to-a-post-scarcity-solarpunk-51130dfa80a0

You may have heard about the different shades of the environmental movement — light green, bright green, deep green, dark green — which all take different tones and tactics in addressing our global challenges, particularly climate change. But they all are still operating within the assumption that our scarcity-based economic system, not just capitalism but monetary exchange itself, is a given.

Viral Airwaves — Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUqy6HBLLz8

Fox takes a look at a solarpunk science fiction romp with Claudie Arseneault’s “Viral Airwaves”.

http://www.nerds-feather.com/2016/04/interview-with-editors-of-sunvault.html

“What is solarpunk? If you — like I had no idea, even just six months ago — have no idea than this interview may be for you”

https://bamahrab.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/destroying-nature-is-destroying-life-an-environmental-advocacy-groups-campaign-sparks-conversations/

“Humankind’s link comes armed with chainsaws and maniacal grins, while playing host to visions of chowing down on processed snack foods as we gun our V-8 — powered SUVs down carved out logging roads into decimated old-growth forests.”

https://bamahrab.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/the-politics-of-science-fiction-kim-stanley-robinson-and-the-rise-of-solarpunk/

“To understand why solarpunk is gaining traction as a science fiction sub-genre, it is essential to recognize the historical influence politics and science fiction have had on each other”

https://hitrecord.org/records/2914141/comments

“Write a story, poem, script, or vignette inspired by the theme solarpunk (also known as optimistic sci-fi)”

https://medium.com/fluff-fumble-splat/solarpunk-welcome-to-the-club-e996aebfd610#.d67vgzyln

The hard part will not be creating solarpunk artwork, games, novels, comics, even from a cursory examination of the community it’s absolutely raring to go with ideas and projects and support. The trick is in creating a popular and sustainable genre, one as sustainable as the technologies that it speculates over.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdKZcrN-02M

“Um pequeno vídeo sobre os derivados futuristas do CyberPunk.”

http://www.schwingelschwingeldingdong.com/2016/08/kommt-nach-dem-minimalismus-jetzt-der-solarpunk/

“Post-Peak-Oil / Zero City-Society is mixed with a less, because we have learned that we do not need so much and that we are only struggling, a bit of Internet-of-Things stuff and a neat portion of DIY. A little less. But better. Decelerated. Still cool.”

http://frank.geekheim.de/?p=2476

In Central Europe, the sun does not shine so warm and often, as in more southern climes, but the amount of energy that can be gained from it is not to be despised.

https://solarpunkanarchists.com/2016/05/27/what-is-solarpunk/

“Solarpunk is a Revolt of Hope Against Despair: Solarpunk is a rebellion against the structural pessimism in our late visions of how the future will be.”

https://mathbabe.org/2016/08/09/who-counts-as-a-futurist-whose-future-counts/

“Fast forward to our time again, there are still widely different versions of “futurism” and not all of them are a capitalist protectorate”

http://www.antithesis-comic.com/

“On Hevel, humans have evolved through natural selection and live according to the laws of the ecosystem, in close contact with nature and totally immersed in it. Qayin on the other hand, humans live in a ‘unique, huge metropolis, surrounded by concrete, metal and rocks.”

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917678918/sunvault-stories-of-solarpunk-and-eco-speculation

“There are various communities online that are imagining and building solarpunk as an idea and an aesthetic, but as a literary movement, it is as yet largely undefined. That’s where you come in. Sunvault is the SF community’s opportunity to define the solarpunk genre. “

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef6OP_ZDDuI

All of my (writing | vlogging) about activism comes from a solarpunk perspective, but this is the first time I’ve really talked about it here from that frame of reference.

https://fractalfortress.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/daily-post-solarpunk/#more-1911

“Solarpunk is an aesthetic inspired by Art Nouveau, a literary genre, and a social movement. At its core it is a vision of a future that embodies the best of what humanity can achieve: a post-scarcity, post-hierarchy world where humanity and nature co-exist, and clean energy replaces fossil fuels.”

http://www.seriouswonder.com/cyberpunk-vs-solarpunk-bookshelf/

“On one side, you have the emphasis of a dystopian setting which consists of underground body modifications, computer hacking, runaway artificial intelligence, robot rebellions, and evil megacorporations. Whereas on the other side, you have a more utopian setting. One which consists of unity, green technogaian landscapes, the proliferation of beneficial technologies, and the end of a pro-capitalist, top-down hierarchy”

https://rmathieu.wordpress.com/2016/07/07/star-trek-and-solarpunk/

These are people who look to the last solid decade of apocalypse, and tell it to go to Hell. These are people who dream of a brighter future — a future of decentralized solar cells, of mighty windjammers built from the husks of oil tankers, of curling green cities and the gastronomical delight of all the undiscovered sea vegetables which will grace our plates.

https://climateimagination.asu.edu/everything-change/

Adam Flynn and Andrew Dana Hudson short story “Sunshine State”

http://letsplayvideogames.com/2016/10/the-worlds-awful-lets-have-more-solarpunk-games/

The genre imagines smaller post-scarcity societies. Communities driven by renewable energy sources and the latest advancements in ecological technologies as they exist today.

http://blog.hebrewcollege.edu/hope-in-the-dark/

I recently learned something about hope from Bayla, a student in the Teen Beit Midrash where I teach. She taught this year’s cohort about Solarpunk

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/268773930/solarpunk-as-fck-instigate?ref=shop_home

“Solarpunk as F*ck is full of solarpunk thoughts, theories, and possibilities. INSTIGATE focuses on basic solarpunk concepts.”

2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9XuxHtfOxQ

Solarpunk is another relatively young movement that’s very positive and has a lot of focus on technological solutions at the local level. I associate that with youth maker culture, looking at kind of local solutions, local energy grids, ways of creating autonomous functioning systems of the larger structures of society break down. Climate fiction to me is about loving the world, and not being afraid to continue to love the world, even in a moment of mass extinction.”

https://thejaymo.tumblr.com/post/155082346912/can-i-get-a-rundown-on-what-solarpunk-is

a ton of detailed and nuanced development of the ideas in solarpunk on Tumblr, which some of us have recently noticed are less accessible to newcomers than we might have assumed, which is something we need to work on…

http://futureofsex.net/sex-tech/can-solarpunk-movement-give-us-sexual-utopia-weve-waiting/

In its heart, solarpunk is not just in the idea of an eco-friendly heaven-on-earth. It’s the idea of humanity achieving a social evolution that embraces tolerance, compassion, acceptance.

https://steemit.com/philosophy/@kevinwong/understanding-the-solarpunk-movement

Upon discovering this genre a year ago through the Ethereum subreddit, it lit up some lightbulbs in my mind. I’ve seen patchworks of Solarpunk reflected in many different projects all around the planet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B2bkY1n7uY

Kaye Freeman 1963 — b. Hong Kong Lives and works in Los Angeles

http://obsolete-press.com/blog/obsolete-10-solarpunk-issue/

The OBSOLETE! zine has reached a new level with 48 pages of fiction, interviews, essays and artwork. SolarPunk, the latest movement in science fiction, brings together the ideas of eco-anarchism and post-dystopianism and recognizes science fiction as not just entertainment but a form of activism. Check it out!!

https://elojodeuk.com/2017/02/10/antecedentes-del-solarpunk/

“Since the spring of last year we have addressed the subject of this subgenre of science fiction and after presenting the Notes Toward a Solarpunk Manifesto, we want to continue with its analysis from the literary point of view beginning by mentioning its roots that go back to the Utopian visions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.”

https://geeksout.org/blogs/daniel-stalter/solarpunk-fighting-trajectory-our-dystopian-future

Not a dystopian hellscape nor an escapist fantasy, solarpunk looks to create possible worlds where humankind has achieved harmony with the world we all live in and depend on.

Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ellyblue/biketopia-feminist-bicycle-science-fiction-stories

  • In the solarpunk future, will robots have rights, too?
  • When your health is closely monitored during a pregnancy, who gets to decide if bicycling is healthy or dangerous for your unborn child?
  • How do you survive the day to day in a community where you have zero freedoms, including freedom of movement?
  • When your agrarian society relies on bikes and now you’re at war with the city where the factory is, how do you replace your broken spoke?

http://www.bricartsmedia.org/art-exhibitions/cafe-mural-olalekan-jeyifous

“Seeped in the eco-political ideology and activism of “solarpunk,” Jeyifous creates large-scale digital renderings that translate the existing architectural language of neighborhoods into colossal vertical settlements.”

https://www.nationstates.net/nation=novorossitov/detail=factbook/id=763550

“The biggest city in Novorossitov at over 11,000,000 people, Nova Moskva has a rich history and culture, a multi-ethnic status, albeit with extreme Russian undertones, a great nightlife, a “solarpunk” feel, the status of a “World Prestige & Power City,” the city has everything. Nova Moskva exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment upon not only Novorossitov but the entire world!”

http://nikolasbadminton.com/future-trends-solar-punks-and-zero-waste/

“Brooklyn is known the world over for things small-batch and local, like designer clogs, craft bourbon and artisanal sauerkraut. Now, it is trying to add electricity to the list.”

https://lasindias.blog/ciencia-ficcion-y-postcapitalismo

https://lasindias.blog/ciencia-ficcion-y-postcapitalismo

“So far Solarpunk has been a collection of deserted sets of stories that no one started writing”

http://horrortree.com/taking-submissions-helios-quarterly-magazine-june-issue/

“Stories, poems, and nonfiction narratives within the cyberpunk, solarpunk, dieselpunk, [insert]punk realm”

https://www.amazon.com/Wilders-Project-Earth-Brenda-Cooper-ebook/dp/B01LXVRCBF

“Wilders is a fantastic voyage into a beautifully intricate solarpunk future. Cooper’s work is philosophically and psychologically relevant. Throughout Wilders, she gracefully examines the tensions between emerging technologies, human nature, and our ecosystem.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_eoxjJYzIs

“The Eleventh Upgrade: A Dystopian Solarpunk Adventure”

http://www.ficcoeshumanas.com/fantasia--ficcao-cientifica/resenha-sol-no-coracao-de-roberta-spindler

In tribute to the purchase of copyrights of the collection Solarpunk for a North American publisher, here is the review of the story that I liked the most. Roberta Spindler presents us with a world where love can stand against the dictates of the world.

http://www.masspoetry.org/2017-massachusetts-poetry-festival/

“Solarpunk, the optimistic, eco-conscious, sci-fi of the near future, is a great fit for the imagination and whimsy of a poet. We’ll look at some examples of poems old and new that reflect the solarpunk ideals, and experiment with writing prompts. Bring your futurist dreams of conversing with whales, living in a treehouse, and using solar sails to reach Mars to this workshop.”

http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/climate-change-and-the-quest-for-transformative-fictions

“Fictions called Cli Fi are remarkably diverse, ranging from psychological Realism to science fiction to newer genres attempting to stand apart from Cli Fi, such as Solarpunk.”

Reason: “solarpunk” is not notable enough.

http://www.yozone.fr/spip.php?article20719

“Solarpunk is a sub-genre unknown to science fiction. Pierre-Alexandre Bonin made the subject of the first appearance of the heading “The Cabinet of Doctor Bonin”

https://elojodeuk.com/2017/04/21/entrevista-a-adam-flynn/

“I never expected that people I never knew would be debating the ideas I thought would be fun to help popularize, but they are there, in some somewhat surprising accommodation: disabled activists, political theorists and teenage cartoonists.”

https://apocatastasis.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/algo-de-sol/

“Solar Punk is that cry that combines the critique of modern society with an environmentalist tint.”

http://www.worldweaverpress.com/blog/world-weaver-press-acquires-english-rights-to-brazilian-solarpunk-anthology

World Weaver Press has acquired the rights to publish an English translation of the science fiction anthology Solarpunk — Histórias Ecológicas e Fantásticas em um Mundo Sustentável, originally published in 2012 by Editora Draco in São Paulo, Brazil.

https://solarpunkcity.com/2017/05/31/solarpunks-interviewed-gerson-lodi-ribeiro/

It seems a great time to publish it again as the Brazilian anthology “Solarpunk — Histórias Ecológicas e Fantásticas em um Mundo Sustentável“, which played a massive role in getting the Solarpunk movement off the ground in 2012, is about to be translated from Portuguese and published in English by World Weaver Press. I for one can’t wait to get into it!

https://www.sescsp.org.br/programacao/120255_SOLARPUNK

Imagine a sustainable world, driven by clean and renewable energies, less aggressive to the environment. Now imagine humanity under the impact of these changes. This is the proposal of “Solarpunk — Ecological and fantastic stories in a sustainable world”

http://www.seattlereviewofbooks.com/notes/2017/05/11/future-alternative-past-hope-for-the-ecospec-future/

I put in Proulx’s hand something she was in no position to offer me: hope. Specifically, I gave her a postcard for an anthology called Sunvault, a book of “solarpunk” stories postulating a future in which we overcome our species’ doom. Solarpunk, aka “ecospec,” aka “cli-fi,” is a subgenre of SFFH confronting the looming threats of melting ice caps, rapidly rising oceans, monster storms, and the thousand other slings and arrows of climatic

http://alternative-highwayman.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/fc-climatica-solarpunk-no-sesc-santos.html

The reading in the boarding lounge and also during the 52-minute flight was the anthology Future Primitive: The New Ecotopias (Tor Books, 1994), organized by Kim Stanley Robinson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJk9aU5oiDg

Connections form beyond time and space, between Gagarin’s tree and the sequoia of E.T., Hitchcock, and Chris Marker, in the very moment when the progressive, solarpunk vision of the October Revolution seemed to have been completely eclipsed, shipwrecked far from home.

https://www.koelncampus.com/sendung/mixtape/archiv/7761-s-o-l-a-r-p-u-n-k-mixtape/

This mixtape is an attempt to create the soundtrack to a fabulated solarpunk city in a (hopefully not too) distant future, featuring minimal, ambient, techno and vaporwave music that embraces the tropes of eco-futurism and evokes the utopian imagery of a better tomorrow.

https://entropymag.org/mini-syllabus-solarpunk/

It is a genre that seeks to respond to the overwhelming surplus of dystopian literature in today’s literary market by presenting readers with an alternative: a future wherein society as we know it has dissolved, yes, but dissolved by dropping its “Man versus Nature” modus operandi and adopted “Man with Nature,” instead.

https://zealotscript.co.uk/2017/05/31/genre-focus-solarpunk/

A cohesion between mankind and nature is a paramount and enforced quality of SolarPunk.

http://www.nerdcore.de/2016/09/26/solarpunk-is-doing-great-%F0%9F%98%8E/

The price for the solar kilowatt / hour falls below half of the gas power plants . Everything will be fine, Solarpunk will save us all.

http://www.sarenaulibarri.com/blog/wings-of-renewal-book-review-part-1

http://www.sarenaulibarri.com/blog/wings-of-renewal-book-review-part-2

http://www.sarenaulibarri.com/blog/wings-of-renewal-book-review-part-3

The first time I ever heard the term solarpunk was in the call for submissions for the Wings of Renewal “solarpunk dragons” anthology. I’ve already blogged about how solarpunk gave a name to something I was already deeply craving in my science fiction, and the darker the world gets, the brighter I want my fiction to be — both what I write and what I read. I tried my hand at a solarpunk dragon story for this anthology, but the Wings of Renewal editors politely (and rightfully) declined it. I bought the anthology when it was first released, but it’s taken me a while to actually read it,

http://slides.com/pawelchojnacki/solarpunk-between-fiction-and-reality#/

Ecological Speculation

Hopeful and Bright

Culturally Diverse

Local Communities

Human-Centered Technology

https://studiodreamshare.com/2017/06/24/seedy-little-joints-at-the-edge-of-the-universe/

my latest obsession is solarpunk dreamscapes. I’m currently painting a series of solarpunk cities in acrylic on 4×7 canvasses

http://www.asjournal.org/62-2017/cli-fi-american-studies-research-bibliography/

Over the last two decades, the global landscape of cultural production has been teeming with a cornucopia of fictional texts, in print, in live performance, and on the screen, engaging with the local and global impact of advanced human-induced climate change.

https://savingplaces.org/stories/frank-lloyd-wright-urban-visionary

Studying his proposed city “The Key” on Ellis Island with its huge domes, moving sidewalks, and suspension cables, you realize this was solarpunk before cyberpunk even existed

http://www.sfra.org/resources/Pictures/2017%20sfra%20program%20June%203.pdf

Session 24: Energy Futures of the Anthropocene

Rhys Williams Glasgow University , “Solarpunks or Sunken Poles: Visions of Alternative Energy Futures”

https://theconversation.com/explainer-solarpunk-or-how-to-be-an-optimistic-radical-80275

Solarpunk’s optimism towards the future is the first concept that needs complicating here. Along with the original punks, there is a wide body of scholarship that critiques positive thinking. Feminists like Barbara Ehrenreich and Sara Ahmed, for instance, trace links between the capitalist establishment and happiness. They suggest that future-centred optimism serves the very system raged against by most punks of old.

http://stormingtheivorytower.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/youve-got-to-throw-your-zombies-on-gears.html

Solarpunk is broken. It’s going to take some weird lateral moves to fix it, and one strange Steampunk strategy might offer a solution.

https://theworrisomewordsblog.weebly.com/blog/steampunk-and-solarpunk-the-future-looks-familiar

“Solarpunk also conflates modern technology with older technology, but with a vital difference. In the case of steampunk, the focus on Victorian technology serves as a guideline for imagining an alternative world. In the case of solarpunk, the interest in older technologies is driven by modern world economics:

https://naturallyorla.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/ireland-needs-solarpunk/

However I’m not really trying to compare them as they are two very different projects that I think highlight the diversity of opportunities for solarpunk in Ireland.

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/cli-fi-has-moved-from-a-fringe-concept-to-a-marketable-genre-of-modern-ficiton/

Meanwhile, there is only good news for fans of cli-fi and for academics studying the genre. Jennifer Hamilton put in this way: “In a fictional sense, solarpunk sits across the table from “cli-fi”. In recent years, the term cli-fi has moved from a fringe concept to a marketable genre of fiction. Coined in the first instance by a PR guy in Taiwan, it has grown so big that scholarly researchers are now able to produce studies of the genre’s conventions. In addition, new novels and short story collections are now published in this genre category each year.”

https://elojodeuk.com/2017/08/11/solarpunk-mexicano/

Finally, one can be quite sure that the genre of Science Fiction in the category of “Solarpunk” and represented through the ninth art of the comic strip, is an authentic proof of the good health of the current Mexican literature and contributes much more than narrations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTRmdLgygN0

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/262808239/solarpunk-anthology-translation

The first English translation of a groundbreaking Brazilian anthology of science fiction stories set in sustainable future worlds.

https://la-biblioteca-de-vorbarr.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/dos-nuevas-antologias-de-solarpunk.html

El solarpunk es un subgénero de la ciencia ficción que, pese a que sus raíces podemos encontrarlas a finales del s.

http://stormingtheivorytower.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/hack-monuments-methods-of-punk.html

For Steampunk, Solarpunk, and Cyberpunk, aesthetic and meaning go hand in hand. In an age of extinction and resurgent fascism, -punk has a choice: hack that meaning, or become a passive monument for others to fight over.

https://atlantisfallen.net/2017/08/19/500-words/

Following the publication of my novel, Daughter of Atlas, I’ve started working on a new project. It is a solarpunk novella for a shared world anthology, with a couple friends. I have been working on it pretty consistently, and I feel pretty good about it.

http://jandan.net/2017/08/29/solarpunk.html

Although it is very optimistic, but the future picture of the sun punk and the current political system or the ecosystem is not suited. [Auto Translate]

http://www.appropedia.org/Solarpunk

Solarpunk is a relatively new eco-futurist, mixed genre speculative movement and subgenre focused on envisioning a positive future beyond scarcity and hierarchy, in which humanity is reintegrated with nature, and technology is used for human-centric and ecocentric purposes

https://www.thealternative.org.uk/dailyalternative/2017/8/19/fromcyberpunk-tosolarpunk

A current movement of SF writers want to put a name to a quite different set of impulses — rooted in how we might respond energetically, optimistically, and inventively to climate change. They’re calling it solarpunk

http://christicraig.com/2017/08/23/qa-with-the-editors-of-sunvault-stories-of-solarpunk-and-eco-speculation/

There’s plenty to love about Sunvault, from the introductory notes on the genre of Solarpunk (for new readers like me) to the stories and poems (of course!).

http://inkican.com/2017/09/02/all-hail-solarpunk/

“Solarpunk is a genre that says both here’s what our future needs to look like and here’s how we can get there,” according to author Claudie Arseneault.

https://re-publica.com/en/eu17/news/look-back-first-day-rpthe

The Israeli-born Zer-Aviv told us about a new movement, #SolarPunk, which began in Brazil. The focus is on the possibilities for a sustainable future society. It is a movement that assesses possibilities and answers through artistic and activist approaches.

http://portland.carpediem.cd/events/4515593-scream-like-goku-in-front-of-city-hall-and-demand-utopia-at-portland-city-hall/

“Take a break from the dystopic Sept 10 counter protests to go full Super Saiyan in the name of our glorious solarpunk ecotopia which is totally possible for us to manifest, if only we scream loud enough

This is not a weeaboo friendly event.”

Although it is very optimistic, but the future picture of the sun punk and the current political system or the ecosystem is not suited.

“Solarpunks or Sunken Poles: Visions of Alternative Energy Futures”

Rhys Williams, Lecture At London Science Fiction Research Community Conference 2017(#LSFRC17) — Photo: jay

Rhys Williams, Lecture At London Science Fiction Research Community Conference 2017(#LSFRC17)

https://polizeros.com/2017/10/09/solarpunk-a-better-future-is-possible/

More than anything, despair and cynicism need to be avoided, because they kill dreams and hope.

https://tinyletter.com/wednesdaycafe/letters/wednesday-cafe-mirror-cities-edition

Solarpunk, the Hufflepuff of ‘punks, is a mini-genre of speculative fiction that focuses on an eco-friendly utopian future — lush green cityscapes, sustainable technology, diverse fashion and architecture, and an essentially hopeful view of humanity’s impact on the world. I love bleak cyberpunk dystopias as much as the next girl, but this EPCOT-like vision of sustainable city life is both optimistic and attainable.

http://blacknerdproblems.com/explore-solarpunk-scifi-sunvault-stories-solarpunk-eco-speculation/

I first heard of Solarpunk when reviewing Fiyah Lit Mag #1 about a year ago. This melding of science fiction with eco-speculative fiction, mixed up with the Fight the Man sensibility of any -punk genre is 100% on time for our current political moment.

http://www.thesputnikawards.com/2017/10/grand-announcement.html

It hasn’t become an annual award for socialist speculative fiction. I feel that even in a richly crowded landscape of literary honors, there is the space and the need for such a thing. Or for hopepunk, or solarpunk, or for “SFF with radical democratic themes, promoting social and economic justice, and celebrating not just individual freedom, but also collective freedom” (me in an Interzone editorial). But as of now, life is taking over, and there are no firm plans.

https://tigermanifesto.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/new-series-solarpunk-and-the-aesthetics-of-optimism/

Not only is solarpunk supposed to inspire real activism and practical solutions to environmental and social problems, its proponents are also, at this stage, highly activist about this nascent subgenre. There is even a manifesto for it. So although it is a literary and artistic tendency first and foremost, many of the authors we’ll be encountering in this new series inject far loftier ambitions. While this seems appropriate given the defiant can-do-it attitude of solarpunk, it also generates a set of interesting questions:

https://nickgeffenauthor.wordpress.com/2017/10/15/solarpunk-a-link-and-learn/

An emerging subgenre of speculative fiction, characterised by revolutionary politics, green technology and an optimistic, natural aesthetic.

https://www.goethe.de/ins/ng/en/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=21082713

Jeyifous’ Shanty mega-structures Project re-imagines Lagos in a not-too-distant future by juxtaposing sites of much coveted real-estate with colossal vertical settlements rendered in the constructive and material language of the informal settlements that exist at the city’s peripheries.

http://www.dancingstarpress.com/submissions/
Dancing Star Press is seeking submissions of speculative fiction novellas.

https://lavidauve.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/solarpunk-el-movimiento-mas-importante.html

Olvídate por un momento del cambio climático. Olvídate de la sobreproducción de productos, de la distribución injusta de alimentos, de los fósiles y del plástico. Olvídate de lo que no va bien, e imagínate en su lugar un mundo que funciona a base de energías renovables y que coopera con la naturaleza. Imagina una sociedad autosuficiente, comunitaria e inclusiva, personas que tengan las manos manchadas de tierra en vez de sangre.

https://boingboing.net/2017/10/28/ice-ice-baby.html

On Ars Technica, Megan Geuss rounds up some exciting power-storage technologies, some in widespread use, some still under development. I was familiar with some of these, like pumped storage, but others, like the clever use of ice as a storage medium to offset cooling costs in places with cold nights and hot days (like southern California, where I live) were new to me.

https://www.varsity.co.uk/features/13823
But visions very rarely lend themselves to practical action today, and the aspiring solarpunk internet dweller who happens not to be a billionaire philanthropist, ground-breaking energy developer or renowned architect might find themselves at a loss for what to do.

https://youtu.be/6j0E5kI2VGs

Polls and predictions could not foresee the wide appeal of voting for Brexit, for Trump, against the predictions, against the future that was set in the numbers. As worrisome as these phenomenons may be, we can see some hope in this turn against data-driven-determinism. How could we seize this call to action to reignite our political imagination and reclaim the future?

https://brenhinesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/10/14/book-review-sunvault-stories-of-solarpunk-and-eco-speculation/

I feel that the only complaint I can have about this book is that it has left me with a huge hunger for more Solarpunk stories which I know is going to be difficult to fill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G2pZ4JcSt0

Let’s talk about solarpunk and what it means.

https://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/just-topia-moving-beyond-the-tropes-of-dystopia/

The world of the Broken Earth series is in ruin, damaged by catastrophic earthquakes and volcanoes. But at one point in the history of this universe, society got close to reaching a “solarpunk” utopia. However, a holocaust, which loomed large over the society’s past, came back with a vengeance and festered like an untreated wound.

https://seanguynes.com/2017/10/17/punking-sf/

Deletion calls for 2,000-word “think pieces” on the concept of “punk” as it has been used (and abused) in speculative fiction subgenres.

http://nucleoartzine.com/solarpunk-il-futuro-e-luminoso/

The genre sci-fi solarpunk was born as a literary movement from below in response to this gray and meaningless horizon, running on the edge of hashtag, on free platforms like tumblr.com, deviantart.com, twitter.com and pinterest.com. But we are not dealing only with a new literary genre, but with a real earthquake of the imaginary — as the sketch of a poster on Project Hieroglyph

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjpyCvE4iXA

Cam’s thoughts on solar punk — Uploaded by the Desert Bus Video Strike Team

https://madinteraction.com/event/terrassa-solarpunk/

Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow! Our most radical imagination is under siege: Terrassa Solarpunk is an audacious and experimental laboratory, which aims to stimulate the speculation applied to the Lisbon context

https://madinteraction.com/terrassa-solarpunks-workshop/

The Solarpunk can be understood as a movement of fictional speculation that tries to awaken and deepen the ecological sensitivity of the individual to, through it, expand into society, collaborating in the creation of a greater cultural and social awareness about problems that are certainly real: unbridled consumerism and the uncontrolled exploitation of the planet’s natural resources.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n0smi5AhE4

This is Episode 3, and today I’m interviewing Elly Blue of feminist bicycle science fiction fame. I know! How awesome is this movement she’s created?!

https://jessica-seymour.com/2017/12/11/solarpunk-rebelling-against-pessimism/
I came across a new word the other day: ‘solarpunk’.
It’s not new, but it’s new to me. So I’m hoping that you’ll indulge me while I ramble about it.

https://coolguy.website/writing/the-future-will-be-technical/collaborators-not-consumers.html

But…I don’t want users enjoying an experience. I want new friends helping us build a solarpunk future!

https://staltz.com/a-plan-to-rescue-the-web-from-the-internet.html

Solar panels provide the former and are a staple of the off-grid sustainability movement known as Solarpunks. To provide the latter, we can use wireless technologies.

http://ayioslazaros.org/what-is-solarpunk-part-2/

Solarpunk is just a good perspective for the world’s future

http://lawlithum.org/wp-content/uploads/LLHAA-CONFERENCE-FINAL-SCHEDULE-FOR-CIRCULATION.pdf

Daniel Hempel — “Solar Punk: Visions of a Sustainable Future”

https://pablozebadua.com/solar-punk/

The following information is a result of a week long design that took place during a Game Desing Master’s Course

http://www.teachcity.org/practices/field-work-sense-place

The overarching sustainability theme for our lower school is inspired by the “solar punk” movement, which envisions a sustainable future when the relationship between people and nature is restored, and technology serves people and planet.

2018

http://locusmag.com/2018/01/gardner-dozois-reviews-sunvault-stories-of-solarpunk-and-eco-speculation-edited-by-phoebe-wagner-bronte-christopher-wieland/

I myself have been calling for less despair and nihilism in SF and more stories set in ‘‘a more optimistic future in a more just world’’

http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/sci-fi-doesnt-have-to-be-depressing-welcome-to-solarpunk/82586#.WmW7-z9wQgg.twitter

Welcome to solarpunk, a new genre within science fiction that is a reaction against the perceived pessimism of present-day sci-fi and hopes to bring optimistic stories about the future with the aim of encouraging people to change the present.

http://notcf.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/solarpunk-la-nueva-tendencia-en-la-cf.html

In this article we talk about the new trend in cf, the so-called “Solarpunk”. It is a reaction to the pessimistic vision that transmits most of the current CF and offers optimistic stories about the future to encourage people to change the present.

https://solarpunk.cool/

Solarpunk Magic Computer Club is a calm, inclusive, nice-smelling time to work on computer projects, talk future dreams with others, explore esoteric ideas in tarot or tech, and generally just hang out.

A Note on the Soul of Solarpunk

https://mutualism.net/note-on-soul-solarpunk/

I feel like Solarpunk also lacks focus. Aside from being eco-friendly solarpunk lacks any firm political alignment.

http://www.lifo.gr/articles/book_articles/178554/to-kinima-toy-solarpunk-fantazetai-ena-mellon-lampero-prasino-kai-katholoy-dystopiko

Those who have linked science fiction with exclusively gloomy images will revise if they engage in the new kind of solarpunk

SOLARPUNK (Spanish)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT17ZCouIIE

Breve monologo sobre el SOLARPUNK.

SOLARPUNK (Spanish)

https://www.facebook.com/FantasiasParaNoctambulos/videos/2053065551576116/

Graznidos y crascitares — Solarpunk y anuncios parroquiales

https://twitter.com/andrestaltz/status/960801327495475200

Partial graph of the #scuttlebutt social network, so far. A visualization by vtduncan

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