A Look Back at SPF18
Solar Punk Festival
A platform for interdisciplinary exchange and creation that brings together artists, scientists, and researchers during an intensive period of collaboration.
Workshops and classes that use hands-on creative processes to make prototypes and projects that explore the energy transition.
Research & Action
A living lab where science meets civil society. These public-oriented projects envision sustainable futures and offer a real-world testing ground for transformative ideas.
Thinking in futures
The energy transition is part of an enormous transformation process, demanding not only technological and political change, but the active support of an entire society. We want to empower people to imagine their desirable futures. Using foresight methodologies we encourage participants to leave the possible and think in their own utopias. These shouldn’t be restricted by feasibility or practicality. Fiction is therefore a necessary method to open spaces of possibility and to allow the questions of “What if?”. In this way we encourage people to create excitement and to think the big.
Connect cross-disciplinary stakeholders in creative processes
Spark conversations around potential worlds we want to live in
Create visual narratives to translate the visions to a wider audience
Use artifacts and prototypes to confront and spark discussion
Encourage new visions and thought spaces