Solarpunk has a lot of dreams for a future we’d like to live in. Cultural and racial diversity; dignity, prosperity and a high quality of life for all; and urban greenery, artisanal everything, and solar panels galore. But what about the government?
Regardless of what form the revolution that upends the current system takes, we can’t help but see how punk it truly is to imagine and dream of solarpunk futures.
The Solarpunk Futures card game let’s players solve problems and build utopias together through collaborative and cooperative storytelling.
It’s easier than you think because conflict is through character. If you start off by creating a solid character then conflict will automatically grow. Secondly just because you have a Solarpunk or Utopian world doesn’t mean there are no conflicts.
The Municipal Eco-Resiliency Project is combating climate change with urban farming, community resiliency, direct action, education, building coalitions, and organizational development through critical input and feedback by participants.
The short answer is yes. The long answer is also yes. But that long answer comes with a number of qualifications that will be highlighted in this article.
This is a movie that lived in dystopia, but it didn’t end there. It ended with optimism, hope, and a beautiful, new, utopian world.
Just a few dozens of miles north from where I sit here typing away, a group of solarpunks is reimagining the state’s only big city through a series of proposals for metro-wide transformative infrastructure projects.
How do we build harmony between humanity, technology, and nature?
Utopianism doesn’t have be to pie in the sky and impractical. It doesn’t have to be unachievable. Real utopia can exist. We can imagine a better future and create a new world for the next generations.