The first SPF was a two-week intensive starting in August 2018 where international illustrators and researchers worked together to explore ecologically-balanced futures through scenario-building and art making.The festival made use of informal presentations to explore sustainability issues in a participatory and nonhierarchical environment. Collaborators in SPF18 produced a mural, infographics, and a pop-up installation at TU Berlin. Importantly, SPF created an environment for transdisciplinary exchange and knowledge transfer.
Speakers & Topics
Social challenges and new approaches for sustainable futures
Dr. Edgar Göll, izt
A vision of a colourful synergy of technologies and methods in the future energy system
Ann-Morla Meyer, WindNODE
Dr. Arndt Pechstein, Biomimicry Germany, phi360 Innovation
New narratives for the energy transition
Markus Graebig, WindNODE
A plea for speculative thinking
Wenzel Mehnert, UdK
Digitalization Can Supercharge the Energy Transition
Fabian Reetz, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung e.V.
Bringing together many ideas and prototypes, SPF artists collaboratively created “Solar Capsule”, a colorful and playful living environment from the Solarpunk future. Visitors inhabited and interacted with the piece. The capsule’s artefacts highlighted different ideas for carbon-neutral living environments in an accessible and friendly way.
From Coal Dust to Comeback
After a two-week examination of the topic of the energy transition the artists visualized their collective knowledge and resulting future ideas in a big mural in Ferropolis – the former strip mine Golpa-Nord. There the mural will be accessible to everyone and hopefully spark interesting conversations.