SOLARPUNK REPOST// CORRECTIONS IT was brought to my attention that my last post on Solarpunk used an image from Singapore's Supertree Grove. I was not aware of that at the time but that doesn't change the fact that I promoted the project of superoppressive government in my post. I apologize for that and for any harm is caused any viewers along the way. The photo has been replaced and all my channels. Thank you to the person who brought this to my attention. .
Short recap is the post is below. Link to the full article and new photo are in the comments.
Solarpunk is, as Solarpunk Ancharist defines it 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. Not to say it replaces pessimism with Pollyanna-ish optimism, but with a cautious hopefulness and a daring to tease out the positive potentials in bad situations..." .
“This would be a world of decentralised eco-cities, 3D printing, vertical farms, solar glass windows, wild or inventive forms of dress and design, and a vibrant cosmopolitan aesthetic; where technology is no longer used to exploit the natural world, but to automate away needless human labour and to help restore the damage the Oil Age has already done. Solarpunk desires societies of polycultural ethnic diversity and gender liberation, where each person is able to actualise themselves in societal environment of free experimentation and communal caring; and driven by an overriding ethos of compassionate rationalism, where science and reason are not seen as antithetical to imagination.
Well, I don’t know about you, but I just became a motherfucking solarpunk.
In the practice of any creative, future-making traditions (solarpunk is far from the only one and certainly not the first), there is a certain powerful magic. The past is owned by the victors (white colonial capitalist patriarchy). The present is a battleground. .
The future is different. It is currently unowned.