Play and Pragmatism in Energy Futures
This 3-part program that brings together practitioners from environmental and creative sectors to re-envision the role of energy in our lives. Through film, reading, discussion and a participatory workshop, we will collectively reimagine the road to renewable energy systems.
FEBRUARY 18, 4pm
A ROAD NOT TAKEN
FILMS and live q&A
Swiss artists Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller will discuss their projects that bring energy histories into the present moment. Ahead of the program, participants will be granted access to Hemauer and Keller’s films Sun of 1913 and A Road Not Taken. All will be encouraged to watch both films, read provided essays and submit questions for the artists in advance of the public program. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A moderated by PPEH Artists-in-Residents Kristen Neville Taylor and Ricky Yanas. Films available for viewing here through March 4.
FEBRUARY 25, 4pm
Community, Fantasy and Technology in Energy Futures
This panel discussion is moderated by Kristen Neville Taylor and Ricky Yanas in conversation with Nora Elmarzouky (cultural broker/organizer), Anthony Giancatarino (The Just Community Energy Transition Project), Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller (Artistic Duo, Collide Pro Helvetia Awardees), Rhys Williams (Lecturer in Fantasy Literature, Glasgow University), and others. Panelists discuss strategies for re-imagining energy production in an urban setting and share their own wildest energy fantasies. Interviews and additional resources here.
MARCH 4, 4pm
Energy Proposals Challenge
Participants are asked to develop a tool or strategy that makes their wildest energy fantasy possible. They will reimagine how energy functions in the future and how alternative energy might figure into current or projected systems. Using image and/or language, they might design a new technology, envision alternative energy as commonplace, redesign geopolitical structures, invent a new form of energy, or imagine a less energy dependent society, for example. Final proposals are not limited to any one approach or narrative and are meant to expand our thinking on alternative energy. Participants will have two minutes to share their screen and present their ideas to the Practitioners, live or with a prerecorded video. Additional space will be available on the PPEH website for expanded proposals.
Call for proposals here.