, 2022-12-22 16:23:14,
This article is an introduction to Solarpunk as a vision, culture and movement of radical hope. Part explainer, part analysis, and part strategy, I offer my lens as an organizer on the potential political value of the Solarpunk vision for movements, as well as extensive resources for further engagement and exploration.
Both the content and form aim to be Solarpunk, in that the article itself is a network of many links to a diverse range of art, writing, videos, on thought and practice for exploration and engagement. The article is published as part of the creative commons, so it is free and encouraged to share.
I ask that when you share, you preserve the links within the body and at the end to maintain this intentional form and give others the chance to explore with us.
We might begin this immersive exploration by turning up the volume and contemplating hope for a generation, just beyond my reach, not beyond my sight…
“I wanna drip like honey from the honeybee
Walk from the river down to the sea
Fly through the thick of a thunder cloud
Down on the people that won’t allow
Not gonna let them keep me
Not gonna let them hold me
Not gonna let them tell me no
Hope for a generation
Just beyond my reach
Not beyond my sight”
– Hope for a Generation, Fat Freddy’s Drop
Dear Hope, a Reply
Aren’t you also tired of headlines expounding yesterday’s news? Lines like, “The world is hurtling towards and past ecological tipping points while ghoulish…
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