SOLARPUNK : A REFERENCE GUIDE
Last update: 26.sep.17
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.
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
From Steampunk to Solarpunk
For awhile now, I've had the thought that an economy based on renewable energy might return to using sailing ships as…republicofthebees.wordpress.com
“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.”
French solar blimp
French kids in engineering school. Man, that gobboon is just the solarpunk awesomest. I know it's a Mech.E school toy…www.wired.com
*FRENCH KIDS IN engineering school. Man, that gobboon is just the solarpunk awesomest.” — Bruce Sterling
Figuring out “Solarpunk”?
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…absolutewrite.com
“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.”
Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition
Nova Albion is the name that Francis (later Sir) Drake gave to the area where he spent five weeks in the early summer…www.scoop.co.nz
“no doubt, the embryonic seeds of solarpunk are being planted.”
Imagine um mundo sustentável, movido por energias limpas e renováveis, menos agressivas ao meio ambiente. Agora imagine…editoradraco.com
“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
When steam power was replaced by solar power, the world of solarpunk was born. Thus, solarpunk is a world after…www.flickr.com
“Welcome to a world run by solar energy.”
Todo In Portland: Weird Shit Con 2012
Adam Rothstein is organizing an unconference later this month here in Portland: Weird Shit Con. Weird Shit Con 2012…technoccult.net
“weirdos / Solarpunk / robots / machine vision / technologies disruptive to society and government”
On the Need for New Futures
One of the most curious facts about living as we do today is that our future does not, strictly speaking, exist. This…solarpunks.tumblr.com
“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.”
Low-Power/No-Power #LoNo Computing (PDF)
The Analog vs. The Digital
“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.”
BCN SOLARPUNK || ART SCIENCE & IMAGINATION — Monthly events begin
BCN SOLARPUNK || ART SCIENCE & IMAGINATION is an interdisciplinary laboratory for experimentation and discussion about…www.meetup.com
“BCN SOLARPUNK || ART SCIENCE & IMAGINATION is an interdisciplinary laboratory for experimentation and discussion about the artistic, political, social, economic, ecological, technological and geopolitical changes.”
Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!
Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while! Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone…missolivialouise.tumblr.com
“Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.”
Solarpunk: Notes toward a manifesto
It's hard out here for futurists under 30. As we percolated through our respective nations' education systems, we were…hieroglyph.asu.edu
“We’re solarpunks because the only other options are denial or despair.”
#solarpunk for socialists
#solarpunk for socialists #fusionpunk for fascists#infrastructure #politics
what the heck is solar punk?
I'm pretty frustrated because I just wrote this post and Chrome crashed before I could post it but whatever So I've…txwatson.tumblr.com
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
A Users Manual For A Post-nihilist Praxis
Sometimes you come across something and think: fuck, I wish I'd written that. Well... Our starting point is clear. This…syntheticzero.net
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.
Near-future Scenarios for Humans and Planet Earth
This article is part of the Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy blog series. Each week, we tackle one of the scientific…dankoboldt.com
I discovered a young sub-genre that is reaching for a more positive, sustainable, and realistic view of humanity’s near-future.
It's elegant high-end technology powered by renewable energy - decentralised, organic, free-flowing design - microgrids…www.solar.org.au
In this nascent stage, solarpunk appears as a loose collection of ideologies, manifestos, and desires for a sustainable, achievable future.
Solarpunk: a new movement sees the future in a positive light
A new theme is emerging in science fiction literature and art: solarpunk. It imagines the future as bright, green and…www.abc.net.au
“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.”
[Review] Solarpunk (Portuguese)
Solarpunk, após os volumes de Vaporpunk e Dieselpunk, é o último lançamento da trilogia de ficção especulativa…www.vortexcultural.com.br
“instead of retrofuturism, the theme turns completely to the future. Not an alternative future, but a possible future.”
SOLARPUNK É A ESPERANÇA DO FUTURO EM NOSSO PLANETA (Portuguese)
Com uma visão quase sempre utópica do futuro, a ficção científica nos mostra que, com a ajuda da tecnologia avançada, a…coletivofreakgeeks.wordpress.com
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.
7 reasons why solarpunk is the most important speculative fiction movement in the last 20 years
It's hopeful. Solarpunk doesn’t require an apocalypse. It's a world in which humans haven't destroyed ourselves…kdhume.tumblr.com
“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.”
Interview with Adam Flynn on Solarpunk
Last year the term solarpunk came onto my radar. I read a piece at Arizona State University's Imagination and Climate…eco-fiction.com
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.
Please note this page's content has been updated as of 11-12-15. For the original content discussing the evolving…www.sherylkaleo.com
TAKE the POLL! What do YOU think should be done with the domains solarpunk.com and solarpunk.org? Magazine? Bulletin board? Sandbox?
In a few days, Alyssa K. Watson's interview with me on Carbon Culture Review will no longer be featured, replaced by an…www.sherylkaleo.com
“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.”
DIY Solar Sail Boat. Solar Punk style
“I got this idea for a boat…”
Solarpunk wants to save the world
In the news, the state of our planet is doom and gloom: another species is always disappearing, an exceptionally…www.hopesandfears.com
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.
Interview Part 1: Sheryl Kaleo on the New Sub-Genre Solarpunk
There's a new genre in town.www.carbonculturereview.com
“Solarpunk music. The best I can imagine would be something earthy and symphonic with nature sounds incorporated and just a touch of techno.”
Interview Part 2: Alia Gee on the New Sub-Genre Solarpunk
Who came up with the term solarpunk? How did that word get coined and chosen instead of something else? That would be…www.carbonculturereview.com
“THERE ARE OTHER BOOKS THAT ARE LABELED SOLARPUNK??? THIS IS SO COOL!”
The New Utopians
Climate change, so difficult to grapple with because it requires the cooperation of nations across the globe, points to…newrepublic.com
Kim Stanley Robinson and the novelists who want to build a better future through science fiction.
Acute/Obtuse by Solarpunk
We’re solarpunks because the only other options are denial or despair. -Adam Flynn
IGNITE Boston, NDoCH 2015: Matt Cloyd
“We can be part of it right now: But we have SO much work to do”
ENL Solarpunk and Eco-Futurism
“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.“
SOLARPUNK: WE ARE GOLDEN, AND OUR FUTURE IS BRIGHT
by Posted in Guest Oct 22, 2015 Writing and Publishing The following article was written by RoAnna Sylva, author of…www.scifiideas.com
“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.”
Have you heard of Solarpunk? It's a futuristic subculture that looks forwards to a bright, shiny world. But where most…steampunkjournal.org
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…
On the Political Dimensions of Solarpunk
Can the new Tumblr-grown aesthetic break through the smog to change the Twenty-First Century conversation?medium.com
You’ve heard of the hacker slogan “move fast and break things”? Solarpunk should move quietly and plant things.
“Where humans live in balance with their environment “
Solarpunk Resources (PDF)
This sci-fi enthusiast wants to make “solarpunk” happen
In the realm of sci-fi subgenres, there's a little something for everyone. For the nihilists who envision a techno…grist.org
In short, solarpunk is a reaction to climate change, inequality, and our cultural obsession with dystopian futures.
Solarpunk, the LGBT Community, and the Importance of Imagining Positive Futures
Guest post by Claudie Arseneault, author of the solarpunk novel Viral Airwaves . I say new, but solarpunk has been…readvitality.com
“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.”
THE BRIGHTER FUTURES OF SOLARPUNK
Last summer at the Clarion Writers' Workshop, someone asked our classmate from Singapore to describe what it was like…www.worldweaverpress.com
“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.”
How to make a Solarpunk Story
“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”
Solarpunk Ham Radio Club
Adam Rothstein is an insurgent archivist and artist. He writes about politics, media, art, and technology wherever he…radicalnetworks.org
In 2016 a disaster response network of trained radio users sporting an ideal budget of $0 per person was born.
Steampunk Journal has a useful short appraisal of Solarpunk, a new trend that's mostly literary and also very…optimism2020.wordpress.com
“read Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy and watch Miyazaki movies.”
You Care About The Environment, But Are You Ready To Punk It? Solarpunk!
One of the many magical things that happened at Readercon this year, and which subsequently popped my poor brain like…bradzooks.com
“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.”
"It's hard out here for futurists under 30. As we percolated through our respective nations' education systems, we were…www.notechmagazine.com
Many of us feel it’s unethical to bring children into a world like ours.
The Lion and the Lamb
“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?”
Here come the solarpunks
Move aside cyber- and steam-, these guys are waging a war on denial and despair How Solarpunk are you? Here's the deal…collectively.org
“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.”
LE FUTUR C’EST MAINTENANT : Le Solar Punk, qu’est ce que c’est ? (French)
LE FUTUR C'EST MAINTENANT. Avec Thomas Schlesser, Ganael Bascoul, Jean Rouzaud, Lundi-Vendredi 18H30 Le futur, qu'est…podcloud.fr
Wings of Renewal: A Solarpunk Dragon Anthology
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
Tired of dystopias dominating what our future might look like? Move aside cyberpunk. Here comes Solarpunk! Solarpunk is…enthea.org
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.
No (bright) future for me: Solarpunk is not the new Cyberpunk
Share this post Some days ago, the article Is Solarpunk the new Cyberpunk? , written by RoAnna Sylva, popped on my…www.neondystopia.com
“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.”
A web fiction magazine publishing short science fiction in the genre of solarpunk: hopeful and nuanced portrayals of…www.solarpunkpress.com
Solarpunk Press begins posting regular fiction in text and audio formats until Nov 2016: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_jkdsIXa8B6XelRUa7oh0A
Solarpunk | sufficientvelocity — Thread Began
Solarpunk: Notes toward a manifesto September 4, 2014 in Hieroglyph It's hard out here for futurists under 30. As we…forums.sufficientvelocity.com
“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.”
CASSANDRA KHAW ON SOLARPUNK AND FINDING LIGHT IN THE SF DARK
I'm a tech reporter by trade. For ages now, I've popped open feedly, scrolled through a deluge of online news items…www.scifinow.co.uk
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.
Solarpunks and Farmhacks
Looking for a bright future? Try Solarpunk, a world in which power, food, work and transportation are localized…www.linkedin.com
Looking for a bright future? Try Solarpunk
Solarpunk: The Emerging Aesthetic Of Mid Wales
Llandrindod Wells has for a long time run a Victorian festival and this year there was the addition of steampunk to the…heartofwalesbikes.wordpress.com
“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.”
The Environment, Distopias, and Energy: What is Solarpunk?
Science-fiction often explores the relationships between humans and the technology they employ. Cyberpunk works, such…www.relativelyinteresting.com
“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.”
“Solarpunk” Wants Science Fiction To Return The Optimism (German)
Science-Fiction war oft Innovationstreiber: Die Frage „Was wäre, wenn...?" hat reale Erfindungen und Durchbrüche…www.weltenbau-wissen.de
“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.”
Dystopias, superheroes and solar punk. (German)
Es gibt was Neues: Solarpunk. Und ich hab heute morgen drüber nachgedacht, warum sich da jetzt alle drauf stürzen. Wir…www.anja-bagus.de
“There is something new: Solarpunk . And I’ve been thinking about it this morning”
Solarpunk — harvinainen teema pelialalla (Finnish)
Karelia University of Applied Sciences. Second year students design a 2D game. We explored what it means for the games Solar Punk theme.
Utopias / 2. Solarpunks (Portuguese)
É no Tumblr, distante da engenharia social de redes sociais como Facebook que um público majoritariamente jovem, entre…nakedfutureblog.wordpress.com
“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.”
What is Solarpunk?
Please see this thread in SFF World for a roundtable of thoughts about what solarpunk is and how to think about…eco-fiction.com
“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.”
Sieudiver — Solarpunk City
Album: The Great Escape
Solarpunk — a SFFWorld Topic
Solarpunk is the topic in our third SFFWorld Topic debate and we have been so lucky to be joined by no less than eight…www.sffworld.com
“A big welcome to:
Adam Flynn, Andrew Dana Hudson, Claudie Arseneault, Faith Roses Gregory, KD Hume, Mary Woodbury, T.X. Watson”
Cyberpunk y otro punks (Spanish)
“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”
The Dialectic of Freedom and Justice in Liberatory Social Movements — A few Thoughts
A bit of theoretical reflection for those of a #solarpunk anarchist sensibilitymedium.com
“There’s always a dialectical relationship between the concepts of freedom and justice.”
“I believe solarpunk could be a valid and innovative theme in science fiction”
An Interview with Gerson Lodi-Ribeiromedium.com
“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. “
My Blanket Critique of Solarpunk Writing.
So I have been reading a lot of solarpunk fiction recently (and listening to it, too!) mostly from the podcast…solarpunk-look-book.tumblr.com
“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.”
Interview with the Editors of Sunvault: Phoebe Wagner and Bronte Wieland
Writing the future, imagining something brighter... Solarpunk is a movement that considers what a sustainable…www.nerds-feather.com
“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”
Destroying Nature Is Destroying Life: An Environmental Advocacy Group’s Campaign Sparks Conversations
"We have to shift our emphasis from economic efficiency and materialism towards a sustainable quality of life and to…bamahrab.wordpress.com
“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.”
The Politics of Science Fiction: Kim Stanley Robinson and the Rise of Solarpunk
A while back, I submitted an academic paper on the politics of science fiction and how Kim Stanley Robinson was using…bamahrab.wordpress.com
“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”
WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE
Here are the things that are covered in today's Regularity: WEEKLY MONTAGE: Cut together a 1 minute video showcasing…hitrecord.org
“Write a story, poem, script, or vignette inspired by the theme solarpunk (also known as optimistic sci-fi)”
Solarpunk- Welcome to the club
The -punk family of genres is an extremely fertile one. Though most people have only really heard of cyberpunk or…medium.com
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.
Futurismo CyberPunk — Bio/Nano/Solar/PostCyberPunk (Portuguese)
“Um pequeno vídeo sobre os derivados futuristas do CyberPunk.”
Kommt nach dem Minimalismus jetzt der Solarpunk? (German)
Wenn ich im Bus mal nicht lese, dann wandern meine Gedanken oftmals zu der Frage, was mit dem Wörtchen „Minimalismus…www.schwingelschwingeldingdong.com
“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.”
What is Solarpunk?
From the perspective of the early 21st century, things look pretty grim. A deadly cocktail of crises engulf the people…solarpunkanarchists.com
“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.”
Who Counts as a Futurist? Whose Future Counts?
This is a guest post by Matilde Marcolli, a mathematician and theoretical physicist, who also works on information…mathbabe.org
“Fast forward to our time again, there are still widely different versions of “futurism” and not all of them are a capitalist protectorate”
Antithesis Comic (Spain)
Ciao a tutti! Le ristampe del primo volume di Antithesis sono pronte per essere acquistate online e spedite nelle…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.”
Kickstarter :: Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk & 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. “
Solarpunk in Trump’s America: T.X. Watson’s vlog-shaped thing, episode 016
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.
Daily Post: Solarpunk
Solarpunk is an aesthetic inspired by Art Nouveau, a literary genre, and a social movement. At its core it is a vision…fractalfortress.wordpress.com
“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.”
CYBERPUNK VS. SOLARPUNK: BOOKSHELF
If there is any definition one could apply to science fiction, it would be the attempt to challenge not only one's…www.seriouswonder.com
“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”
Star Trek and Solarpunk
Sometimes, Melissa and I are completely lazy. We'll curl up on the bed with wine and pretzels and set out her old brick…rmathieu.wordpress.com
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.
Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction
Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction Everything Change features twelve stories from our 2016 Climate…climateimagination.asu.edu
Adam Flynn and Andrew Dana Hudson short story “Sunshine State”
The World’s Awful, Let’s Have More Solarpunk Games
The world is in a very grim state at the moment. There's always something going on in the news that makes living on…letsplayvideogames.com
The genre imagines smaller post-scarcity societies. Communities driven by renewable energy sources and the latest advancements in ecological technologies as they exist today.
Hope in the Dark
hanuhanukParshat Miketz, Genesis 41:1-44:17 The story of Joseph, which continues this week in Parshat Miketz, tells of…blog.hebrewcollege.edu
“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”
Solarpunk As F*ck — Zine begins
Solarpunk as F*ck is full of solarpunk thoughts, theories, and possibilities. INSTIGATE focuses on basic solarpunk…www.etsy.com
“Solarpunk as F*ck is full of solarpunk thoughts, theories, and possibilities. INSTIGATE focuses on basic solarpunk concepts.”
Prof. Stephanie LeMenager | What is Cli-Fi? || Radcliffe Institute
“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.”
can i get a rundown on what solarpunk is?
can i get a rundown on what solarpunk is? - Solarpunk is a pretty new genre of speculative fiction, and a corresponding…thejaymo.tumblr.com
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…
Can the Solarpunk Movement Give Us the Sexual Utopia We’ve Been Waiting For?
An optimistic view of the future from an emerging Sci-Fi genre. Bicycles humming down winding avenues; buildings…futureofsex.net
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.
Understanding Solarpunk 101 — When Solar Meets Decentralisation Technologies
Before starting this off, please note that the solarpunk movement is one that borderlines fiction and reality. Just…steemit.com
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.
KAYE FREEMAN : PURE SOLAR PUNK
“Kaye Freeman 1963 — b. Hong Kong Lives and works in Los Angeles”
OBSOLETE! #10: The SolarPunk Issue is HERE!
The OBSOLETE! zine has reached a new level with 48 pages of fiction, interviews, essays and artwork. SolarPunk, the…obsolete-press.com
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!!
Solarpunk — Antecedentes (Spanish)
Desde la primavera del año pasado hemos abordado el tema de este subgénero de la ciencia ficción y después de haber…elojodeuk.com
“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.”
SOLARPUNK: FIGHTING THE TRAJECTORY OF OUR DYSTOPIAN FUTURE
Solarpunk offers creators a unique opportunity to envision a world with a more diverse and eco-friendly future.geeksout.org
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
- 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?
Cafe Mural: Olalekan Jeyifous
Olalekan Jeyifous Hifi De Stijl, 2016Busmark Vinyl A "high-fidelity" interpretation of the De Stijl art movement's…www.bricartsmedia.org
“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.”
Major Cities of Novorossitov — Max Barry
Created by Swedish immigrants sinking their funds into a massive train hull, the settlement was to be an art experiment…www.nationstates.net
“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!”
Future Trends — Solar Punks and Zero Waste
Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, summarizes the top-5 future looking developments and news items that I…nikolasbadminton.com
“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.”
Ciencia ficción y postcapitalismo (Spanish)
“So far Solarpunk has been a collection of deserted sets of stories that no one started writing”
Submissions: Helios Quarterly Magazine June Issue
Deadline: April 15th, 2017 Payment: Varies on length, see below. Helios Quarterly Magazine aims to publish quality…horrortree.com
“Stories, poems, and nonfiction narratives within the cyberpunk, solarpunk, dieselpunk, [insert]punk realm”
Wilders (Project Earth)
Coryn Williams has grown up in the megacity of Seacouver, where her every need is provided for-except satisfaction with…www.amazon.com
“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.”
The Eleveth Upgrade Announcement
“The Eleventh Upgrade: A Dystopian Solarpunk Adventure”
Resenha: “Sol no Coração” de Roberta Spindler (portuguese)
Em homenagem à compra dos direitos autorais da coletânea Solarpunk para uma editora norte-americana, fica aqui a…www.ficcoeshumanas.com
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.
EVENT: The Massachusetts Poetry Festival 2017 | Solarpunk Serenades
The 9th Massachusetts Poetry Festival celebrates the state's lively contemporary poetry scene from Friday, May 5 to…www.masspoetry.org
“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.”
EVENT: Sydney Environment Institute | CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE QUEST FOR TRANSFORMATIVE FICTIONS
Sydney Environment Institute in association with the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies as part pf the event…whatson.sydney.edu.au
“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.”
WIKIPEDIA DELETES SOLARPUNK AS A TOPIC
The result was delete. All the keep opinions are by accounts with very few edits, which is ... not a good sign, usually…en.wikipedia.org
Reason: “solarpunk” is not notable enough.
Brins d’Éternité n ° 46 (French)
Le cyberespace de l'imaginaire : cinéma, télévision, bd, livres, jeuxwww.yozone.fr
“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”
Solarpunk — Interview with Adam Flynn (Spanish)
Adam Flynn se define como un investigador en fuga y artista conflictivo. Vive en San Francisco y su cuenta de twitter…elojodeuk.com
“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.”
"Solarpunk is an eco-futurist movement which tries to think our way out of catastrophe by imagining a future most…apocatastasis.wordpress.com
“Solar Punk is that cry that combines the critique of modern society with an environmentalist tint.”
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…www.worldweaverpress.com
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.
Solarpunks interviewed: Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro
Many thanks to the generosity of Abraham Martinez, editor of the digital weekly sci fi, horror and fantasy magazine "El…solarpunkcity.com
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!
EVENT: Solarpunk — ECOLOGICAL AND FANTASTIC STORIES IN A SUSTAINABLE WORLD — (Brazil)
Mostra Cli-Fi Exibições comentadas de filmes de ficção sobre mudanças climáticasImagine um mundo sustentável, movido…www.sescsp.org.br
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”
Future Alternative Past: hope for the ecospec-future
From writers to readers, from booksellers to librarians, from new releases to antiquarian discoveries, the Seattle…www.seattlereviewofbooks.com
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
F iction C limática & S olarpunk in Sesc S ant (Portuguese)
"Em uma análise a posteriori, constatamos que, antes da publicação da nossa antologia Solarpunk em dezembro de 2012, o…alternative-highwayman.blogspot.co.uk
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.
Outside the Pale Blue Dot (Beyond the Planet Earth) — Curaj.TV
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.
Solarpunk, the genre of ecocritics and Tumblr bloggers alike, hovers awkwardly at the edge of book parties…entropymag.org
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.
Genre Focus: SolarPunk
by Caleb Sica What is SolarPunk? Well, the SolarPunks' Tumblr said it best. "Solarpunk is a movement in speculative…zealotscript.co.uk
A cohesion between mankind and nature is a paramount and enforced quality of SolarPunk.
Solarpunk is doing great 😎
Der Preis für die Solar-Kilowatt/Stunde fällt unter die Hälfte der Gas-Kraftwerke. Alles wird gut, Solarpunk will save…www.nerdcore.de
The price for the solar kilowatt / hour falls below half of the gas power plants . Everything will be fine, Solarpunk will save us all.
Wings of Renewal Book Review pts 1/2/3
The first time I ever heard the term solarpunk was in the call for submissions for the Wings of Renewal "solarpunk…www.sarenaulibarri.com
A water energy scientist learns a corporation is allowing fusion reactors to collapse and profiting from people who are…www.sarenaulibarri.com
This week, I'm wrapping up my reviews for the stories in the anthology Wings of Renewal: A Solarpunk Dragon Anthology …www.sarenaulibarri.com
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,
Solarpunk between fiction and reality
An interactive presentation created with Slides.slides.com
Hopeful and Bright
SEEDY LITTLE JOINTS AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE
As my friends know, my latest obsession is solarpunk dreamscapes. I'm currently painting a series of solarpunk cities…studiodreamshare.com
my latest obsession is solarpunk dreamscapes. I’m currently painting a series of solarpunk cities in acrylic on 4×7 canvasses
Cli-Fi in American Studies: A Research Bibliography
This bibliography complements Susanne Leikam and Julia Leyda, eds. "'What's in a Name?': Cli-Fi and American Studies.…www.asjournal.org
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.
Frank Lloyd Wright, Urban Visionary
The original version of this article first appeared on CityLab. In the early years of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd…savingplaces.org
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
2017 sfra program June 20 (PDF)
Session 24: Energy Futures of the Anthropocene
Rhys Williams Glasgow University , “Solarpunks or Sunken Poles: Visions of Alternative Energy Futures”
Explainer: ‘solarpunk’, or how to be an optimistic radical
Punks (of the 70s and 80s kind) were not known for their optimism. Quite the opposite in fact. Raging against the…theconversation.com
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.
You’ve Got To Throw Your Zombies On The Gears!
Solarpunk is broken. It's going to take some weird lateral moves to fix it, and one strange Steampunk strategy might…stormingtheivorytower.blogspot.co.uk
Solarpunk is broken. It’s going to take some weird lateral moves to fix it, and one strange Steampunk strategy might offer a solution.
Ireland needs Solarpunk
What has a genre of eco-speculation got to do with Ireland's changing political landscape? What could solarpunk offer a…naturallyorla.wordpress.com
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.
‘Cli-fi’ has moved from a fringe concept to a marketable genre of modern ficiton
After a glacially-slow start in April 2013, when NPR ran a five-minute radio segment produced by Angela Evancie about…blogs.timesofisrael.com
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.”
¿Solarpunk Mexicano? (Spanish)
La literatura mexicana de la última década del siglo XX estuvo marcada por un estilo muy específico en su narrativa:…elojodeuk.com
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
Interview with World Weaver Press’s Sarena Ulibarri on their Solarpunk Kickstarter
Solarpunk Anthology Translation Kickstarter
The first English translation of a groundbreaking Brazilian anthology of science fiction stories set in sustainable future worlds.
Dos nuevas antologías de Solarpunk (Spanish)
El solarpunk es un subgénero de la ciencia ficción que, pese a que sus raíces podemos encontrarlas a finales del s. XIX…la-biblioteca-de-vorbarr.blogspot.co.uk
El solarpunk es un subgénero de la ciencia ficción que, pese a que sus raíces podemos encontrarlas a finales del s.
Hack Monuments: The Methods of -punk
For Steampunk, Solarpunk, and Cyberpunk, aesthetic and meaning go hand in hand. In an age of extinction and resurgent…stormingtheivorytower.blogspot.co.uk
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.
Following the publication of my novel, Daughter of Atlas, I've started working on a new project. It is a solarpunk…atlantisfallen.net
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.
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]
Solarpunk is a relatively new eco-futurist, mixed genre speculative movement and subgenre focused on envisioning a…www.appropedia.org
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
Remember Cyberpunk? Now “Solarpunk” brings optimism…and viable alternatives
Cyberpunk was a genre of science fiction which has largely defined our imaginations of the future - William Gibson's…www.thealternative.org.uk
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
Q&A with the Editors of Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation
"We dug deep and pushed seeds / from locked away vaults / into the earth so gentle we pushed / and we wondered if the…christicraig.com
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!).
All Hail Solarpunk
As I've said before, science fiction is brilliant about imagining a future where the future just *is*. Thirty-plus…inkican.com
“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.
A LOOK BACK AT THE FIRST DAY OF #RPTHE
Opening re:publica co-founder and CEO Andreas Gebhard officially opened the first re:publica conference in Thessaloniki…re-publica.com
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.
Scream like Goku in front of City Hall and Demand Utopia
Take a break from the dystopic Sept 10 counter protests to go full Super Saiyan in the name of our glorious solarpunk…portland.carpediem.cd
“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)
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