My association with Solarpunk began on the mailing list that organised weirdshitcon 2012.
Shortly after, Adam Flynn began posting to solarpunks.net and published the essay: ‘On the Need for New Futures‘. The primary project Solarpunk continues to explore.
I joined solarpunks.net as a co-admin in 2014 and have (along side many others) been an articulate voice and steward of the Solarpunk community ever since.
This page collects various writing, interviews and talks I have given about Solarpunk over the years.
If you are looking to contact me about Solarpunk, or my involvement in movement’s early years you can do so here.
A Container for More Fertile Futures
Solarpunk Magazine 2022:
There is no one fixed future, given the choice between ‘the only solution’ and ‘possible options,’ solarpunk will always choose the latter.
Life in the Future Beyond the Rusted Chrome of Yestermorrow
DIY Punk, Cultural Fracking, The Chrome Of Yestermorrow, Cyberpunk, Solarpunk, Visions of the Future and the Anthropogreen at Unsound 2019
A Grand Dress Rehearsal
A brief history of Solarpunk, Cyberpunk and Visions of the Future, Narrative Stategies and Strategic Narratives
Transcribed by Open Transcripts
A Reference Guide
Link repository compiled by me collating important contributions to Solarpunk movement up to 2018.
Solarpunks.net is a blog dedicated to the emerging subgenre of science fiction premised on the separation of economies from fossil fuels.
Solarpunk explores what free energy sources and decentralised energy infrastructure could mean for future society. A movement that seeks to answer and embody the question “what does a sustainable civilisation look like, and how can we get there?”
I have described Solarpunk as a memetic engine – a tool to power the ‘re-futuring’ of our collective imagination.
My Solarpunk short story ‘In The Storm, A Fire’ was long listed for the BSFA Award for Short Fiction.
Since 2012 the tag line of Solarpunks.net has been “At once a vision of the future, a thoughtful provocation, and an achievable lifestyle .. in progress”
📚 In The Storm, A Fire
- Long listed for the BSFA 2020 Short Fiction Award
- Chanticleer International Book Awards 2020 Short Story Award semifinalist
And Lately, The Sun | Calyx Press (UK, US)
Lo Stato Solare | Future Fiction (IT)
📚 Solarpunk: A Container for More Fertile Futures – Solarpunk Magazine #1 | Android Press (EN)
📚 The Vibe Dislocates the Present to Re-Future the Future – Regeneracija [ir jos įtampos] | Architektūros Fondas (LT) [Now available as free pdf!]
📚 Introduction – Solarpunk: Dalla Disperazione Alla Strategia | Future Fiction (IT)
- Solarpunk Is Not About Pretty Aesthetics. It’s About the End of Capitalism
Interview – Vice/Motherboard
- Why “Solarpunk” Gives Me Hope for a More Sustainable Future
Interview – Yes Magazine
- Solarpunk Is a Tumblr Vibe. It’s Also a Practical Movement
Interview/Article – Builtin
- This is All Happening Right Now: Solarpunk, cultural fracking and the real Jurassic Park with Jay Springett
Podcast/Interview – Interdependence.fm
- Solarpunk – The Sunny Therapy Against The Endtimes – [German’]
Interview – arte.tv
- ‘Solar Punk, a framework for hopeful futures’
Interview – Clot Mag
- Anthem of the Sun Interviewed
Interviewed – Real Life Mag
- Is Ornamenting Solar Panels a Crime?
Interviewed – E-flux