On Friday, Solarpunk Magazine co-editors-in-chief Brianna Castagnozzi and Justine Norton-Kertson appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud. The conversational news, culture, and art talk show airs weekdays across the state of Oregon, which is the home base of Solarpunk Magazine.
On the show, Brianna and Justine talked about solarpunk, the mission of the magazine, and the idea of using fiction to inspire a new and better world. From the show’s website:
“Demand utopia!” That’s the tagline for a new digital magazine based in Eugene, Oregon. Solarpunk Magazine will focus on optimistic ideas about the future. What if humans came together to solve the climate crisis? What if people from marginalized groups all felt safe in society? The solarpunk genre imagines creative answers to these questions. Solarpunk Magazine will feature fiction, poetry, essays and interviews that fit into this relatively new genre. The editorial team raised $27,306 on Kickstarter and is currently reviewing submissions for its first issue, due out in January. We hear from co-editors-in-chief Justine Norton-Kertson and Brianna Castagnozzi about their plans for the magazine and what solarpunk means to them.
The recording of the segment is available on the Think Out Loud website. Give a listen and tell us what you think!