Un-earthed: solarpunk fiction

How do we use fiction to reclaim a better more sustainable future? These four short stories show us how.

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In this session we are changing things up a little by turning our attention to some works of fiction, specifically the four short stories in The Weight of Light, which is an anthology featuring essays, art and fiction. Building on last session’s discussion on elemental media, we hope to continue asking how the specific materialities and logic of solar design can generate a politics for a more just, sustainable way of living.

We are reading the following sections: For the Snake of Power by Brenda Cooper, Under the Grid by Andrew Dana Hudson, Divided Light by Corey S. Pressman, and Big Rural by Cat Rambo. Total page count: 56, but these stories make for easy, enjoyable reading so you should get through them in no time.


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