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Londoner in Kyoto, aspiring author, student of Japanese, 20
Psst, here's my blog about being in Japan
Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!
Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics.
A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.
With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!
Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.
So here are some buzz words~
Tailors and dressmakers!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!
Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction! Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?
(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))
i am so into this wow
sign me the fuck up
I want a solarpunk future. *_*
SOLARPUNK OH MY GODDDDDD i love it
CURVY ORGANIC LINES, REFLECT NATURE, FLORALS VEGETATION, UGHHHH I WANT IT
First Image: Pierre Soulages, Peinture 202 x 202 cm, 13 septembre 2013 (2013) Photo: Courtesy Dominique Lévy and Galerie Perrotin (via: artnet)
Second Image: Pierre Soulages - Photo: Courtesy Soulages Archives, 2014, Photo by © Vincent Cunillère (via: artnet)
See archive for more: HERE
My name is Nelleke Pieters.
I am born and raised in the Netherlands, and first started photography about seven years ago. I have been hooked ever since
With my pictures I try to capture a certain atmosphere: As long as it has the right atmosphere I photograph all kinds of subjects.
That being said, a lot of my photos do ‘happen’ to be of trees. As I was born with an inherent attraction to the loveliness of them, and (living on the Dutch Veluwe) I have got the luxury of being close to loads as well. That makes a nice combination for quite a few forest photos!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Selected by Andrew