Topic of the Week: The sun still rises and with it a new conversation is shared over the wires. Over the years, here at Anarchist News we have posted topics discussing various tendencies within the anarchist space and this week we are talking about a rather new set of ideas on the block (but also old) related to solarpunk anarchy.
For those unfamiliar with solarpunk anarchism, according to solarpunkanarchists dot com it:
“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.”
One of the main prompts of solarpunk anarchy, comes from the text “A Solarpunk Manifesto”. It asks “what does a sustainable civilization look like, and how can we get there?”
What is your perspective of solarpunk anarchism? What has been your experience in interacting with solarpunk anarchists (online vs offline)? What intrigues / annoys you most about the topic of solarpunk? Is there something we should be talking about instead?