Have you heard about http://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 ?
my take is more that #solarpunk is inspired by people doing things around the world at yet small and prospective level and project it in the imaginary, to have that vision we need and that we actually don't have much; being for hacktivists or the general public.
and yes it can follow the same idea that "the future is here, just not widely distributed" from Gibson ;)
also I think François Schuiten is close to some visual ideas of it... www.vegetalcity.net
When we start dreaming up a new world without researching this one and what is already there, our fiction alienates. Solarpunk visuals and values rely heavily on the US and the Western culture, and is only lightly _inspired_ by others.
How different world would we conjure if we actually spoke to the people living Solarpunk lives and values today?
That's why we need to start with #SolarpunkReporting
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