Imagine a Sustainable Future


Unlike dystopias featuring urban decay and corruption, solarpunk helps us imagine worlds where crises are solved with camaraderie and ingenuity.

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In the words of preeminent solarpunk thinker Rhys Williams, solarpunk stands “against a shitty future.” The planet is on the clock, and there’s just no time for fashionable pessimism, it implies.

The climate crisis is, in large part, a crisis of imagination. Both in that we collectively fail to imagine how drastically the world can change for the worse, but also for the better.

Be Solarpunk
Good solarpunk is grounded in the harsh realities of climate change, and doesn’t try to sell a fantasy, but still makes us excited for a more equitable, sustainable and community-driven future.

Portray Transformations
Showing us a desirable future is hugely important to bridge the imagination gap, but you can take it a step further by portraying the societal transformations that take us from here to there.

A big focus of the ongoing Anticiplay project is to build games that inspire and lead into better futures.