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ABOUT



SOLARPUNK LAB IS A PROJECT AIMED AT PROMOTING THE PRACTICAL SIDE OF SOLARPUNK PHILOSOPHY, EXPLORING AND EXPERIMENTING METHODS THAT ENABLE CITIZENS TO SOCIAL AND SUSTAINABLE RESISTANCE, AGAINST AN EVER GROWING SENSE OF DYSTOPIAN IMPOTENCE, AGONIZING CAPITALISM AND ECOLOGICAL CATASTROPHE.


IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES OF EXTREME GEOPOLITICAL INSTABILITY, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY WE ARE LOOKING AT OPTIONS FOR NOT JUST SURVIVING WITH HUMAN DIGNITY BUT FOR CATCHING THE CHANCE OF A RADICAL SHIFT IN THINKING AND MAKING. WE BELIEVE THAT THIS SHIFT WILL BRING OUR SOCIETIES TO A NEW LEVEL OF GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS WHERE THE RESPECT OF THE “NATURAL” ORDER OF THINGS WILL SPONTANEOUSLY LEAD TO A UNITY OF SOULS, WHERE DIFFERENCES BECOME A PRIMARY SOURCE OF HEALTH AND WEALTH.


WE CONCEIVE SOLARPUNK, ORIGINALLY BORN AS A FICTIONAL LITERARY GENRE WITH A STRONG “POSITIVE” PERSPECTIVE ON THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY (IN THIS AND EXTRA-PLANETARY WORLDS) AS A SEAMLESS CONTAINER OF IDEAS AND PROJECTS THAT CAN FULFILL ITS ORIGINAL VISION ADOPTING A SET OF FLUID STRATEGIES WITH A STRONG AND DIRECT IMPACT.


THESE STRATEGIES ARE LARGELY BASED ON DIY (DO IT YOURSELF) AND DIT (DO IT TOGETHER) ACTIONS THAT AFFIRM EQUALITY, PROMOTE DIVERSITY AND REINFORCE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS, COMMUNITIES AND NATURE. SUCH ACTIONS ARE CHARACTERISED BY THE INTELLIGENT AND RESPECTFUL USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES AND THE CONVERGENCE OF EPHEMERAL TECHNOLOGIES (DIGITAL/ELECTRONIC) AND ANCIENT WISDOM IN ARTISANRY, BUILDING AND FARMING, TO INSPIRE INFINITE POSSIBILITIES OF ECO-LOGICAL CREATIONS AND OFF-GRID LIFESTYLES.


SERIES OF EVENTS ARE ORGANISED WITH AND BY SOLARPUNK LAB, TO BE HELD AT PERMANENT AND NOMADIC SPACES, AIMED AT EDUCATING, INFORMING AND ENABLING THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO SIMPLE, AFFORDABLE AND PRACTICAL ACTIONS THAT PUT TOGETHER RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES (SOLAR, EOLIC, GEOTHERMAL), PHYSICAL COMPUTING, DIGITAL FABRICATION, ECO-PASSIVE AND MORPHO-ECO-LOGICAL ARCHITECTURE, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS, BACTERIAL FERMENTATION, MYCELIUM CULTURING AND OTHER INTERDISCIPLINARY PRACTICES TO RE-INVENT THE PRESENT AND RE-DESIGN THE FUTURE.

SOLARPUNK LAB ACTIONS AND CONTRAPTIONS, INFUSED WITH INTERDISPLINARY EXPERIMENTS, WILL BE DIFFUSED THROUGH OPEN SOURCE CHANNELS AND PERFORMED / DISPLAYED AT PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS AND GROUP RITUALS. OUR WISH IS TO AWAKEN A SENSE OF OPEN AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATION SO THAT THE SCOPE OF THE LAB ITSELF GETS CRITICALLY REDEFINED AT EACH STEP, ESCAPING LABELS AND CONCEPTUAL BOUNDARIES.



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CONTACT

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SOLARPUNK LAB

Albert Cuypstraat 31-II,

1072CL Amsterdam [NL]

tez@solarpunklab.org