I'm afraid that #solarpunk is too western, white and focused on fiction to make a change. People prefer fetishizing #burningman aesthetics to noticing the real changemakers around the world.

Have you heard about globalinnovationgathering.org ? Its a network of hackers from Africa, Middle East, South America and Southeast Asia. They do things some solarpunk writers only imagine, but there is little interest in that in the West.

Why not start #SolarpunkReporting ?

@alxd It’s... not really a burning man aesthetic even a little bit.

Like, you don’t have to rag on literal fuckin’ teenagers on Tumblr trying to imagine a better world in their backyard to make a point. Congrats, you’re woker than a teen? You’re woker than a spec fic movement?

@some_qualia I don't want to bid who's woker. It's just I've spoken with a good few Solarpunk writers, including some people who defined the movement, and I'm sad that they're wilfully ignoring a lot of opportunities to include real narratives into the movement they create.

I would like #solarpunk to be a thing, solarpunk as redefining how we see today and for what future we hope for.


is a great tag, I have been thinking of solarpunk as non-fiction, as attainable goal eve. Many people are already living this optic, especially as you mentioned in the non-western world!

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