the fire these times

81/ Solarpunk and Storytelling the Present and Future (With Phoebe Wagner)


This is a conversation with Phoebe Wagner, co-editor of the 2017 book Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation alongside Bronte Christopher Wieland.

Topics Discussed:

  • What is Solarpunk?
  • What is wrong with modern storytelling about the future?
  • Playing with words (example of Permablitzing)
  • Patriarchal tropes (‘men with guns’) and moving beyond them
  • Is knowledge power?
  • Working on the language we use
  • Is there a crisis of the imagination?
  • Going from fiction to non-fiction and action
  • Community-building
  • What’s punk about solarpunk

Works mentioned:

Recommended Books:

  • The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown
  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Cover Art by Likhain for the Sunvault book


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Music by Tarabeat.

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