The plan is to have a Village in the MCH2021, about climate emergency looking for humane, feminist and artistic points of view.
- Everything is interconnected.
- Global financial system chimera,
- A resonance of purpose and senses, substance and appearance, strong and vibrating life, celebrating everything that brings us to life. Feeling of solidarity.
- Solidarity with Non-Human - Exploration of the separation between humans and non-humans
work title: SOLARPUNK
is a 'label' people are using to find a narrative for a brighter future ("solar") while deliberately subverting the systems that keep that brighter future from happening ("punk"). This means, there are different 'definitions of what this would be, but the common ground is to build narratives to envision a future that is more equal, collaborative, peaceful, tolerant, decentralised where all species have a place to live.
" Cyberpunk is often married to dystopia because of how it began—in the west it spawned from the Cold War, Reaganomics, and the perceived threat of an Orientalized, globalized future. But the reality is that modern life unironically buys into cyberpunk tropes of tech-fueled consumerism and corporate supremacy.
Ultimately, the way we portray fictional futures has a real impact on pop culture and our imaginations. "When all we see are bleak gritty cyberpunk realities, it becomes a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy, where this is the only way we know to imagine the future," Shalloway explains. And as climate change and sustainability become critically urgent issues, more people have become vocal about the need for something different. And that alternative is solarpunk: a vibrant young genre that focuses on sustainability, innovation, open-source technology, and collective action."
Why am I thinking of this label?
The village is about creating imaginations for resilience and of possible futures.
Some history of the term
The genre was coined on Tumblr in 2014 when a single post swept bloggers into an excited frenzy.
"Compare and contrast with Post-Cyberpunk, which saw the Cyberpunk movement and came to different conclusions. Post-Cyberpunk accepts the world we have and the systems that support it like corporate globalization, industrialization, and exploiting resources in slightly-less-bad ways. Meanwhile, Solar Punk aims to subvert those systems and replace them with ones that work better in the long-term through local communities, supporting artisans, and living sustainably.
Like any budding genre, the number of works is still low. However there are works that are distinctly Solar Punk, and many more works contain important Solar Punk elements or are Solar Punk without knowing it. https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SolarPunk
These works of fiction are inspirations for a solarpunk way of thinking: “The Dispossessed” by Ursula K. LeGuin, “Parable of the Sower” by Octavia Butler and “New York 2140” by Kim Stanley Robinson. Important nonfiction books for the movement are “The Shock Doctrine” by Naomi Klein, “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson and “The Diversity of Life” by E.O. Wilson.
https://solarpunkanarchists.com/about/ "Solarpunk is a new science-fiction and cultural movement dedicated to imagining a bright hopeful future powered by green energy, where technology is used for human-centric and eco-centric ends. It envisions moving us beyond artificial scarcity and toil while helping mend the rift between humanity and nature; looking beyond many of the dark and grim tropes so common in dystopian visions of the future. Artistically it takes influence from Art Nouveau, African and East-Asian art, and other attempts to blend the organic with the synthetic. It is a form of futurism which focuses on what we should hope for rather than on what to avoid."
Link to Definitions and resources
on narratives and scifi