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A day of global conversation on Solarpunk, a movement and a subgenre of speculative fiction in which humanity has addressed climate change. It is an online event.


Date and time

Sat, May 28, 2022

2:00 PM – 9:00 PM CEST


I am part of the artist panel.

2022 - Solarisecon

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2022 - Solarpunk article ERA 21


ERA 21, a Czech architecture magazine commissioned an illustration of a Solarpunk city. You can check it out on their website and order this April issue online.

The artwork I made for Chris Muscato, the tides rolled in, is published in the new Shoreline of Infinity.


2022 - Shoreline of Infinity - Spring edition

2022 - Cover for the spring issue of Sci Phi journal


This spring edition is about alternative histories. The cover shows the twin towers. People meditating in the front are followers of spiritual guru, Osho. What if the West had been more open to others and what if politics would have been less imperialistic? What if they did not chase Osho away? Perhaps the world would have looked differently.


Check the site and pdf for the cover and all the great alternative history stories.

The XR Wordsmiths Solarpunk Storytelling Showcase is Extinction Rebellion’s first global short story contest for all ages. I made an illustration for two of the winning stories.


- The old man and the bird by Aël Magnard

- The tides rolled in by Chris Muscato


You can see both illustrations in detail in the futurism gallery.


2022 - Extinction Rebellion Solarpunk storytelling

2022 - Live Solarpunk exhibition & auction


Gitcoin DAO & IRL Art present a Solarpunk auction @ the Ethereum Denver event. Each auctioned artwork is available as an NFT. The SeaShell buildings artwork is part of the collection. Bidding possible from 17 till 20th februari.

2021 - Cover for the winter issue of Sci Phi journal


A special winter-edition cover. The cover certainly has a Solarpunk vibe! It shows the linear city. Check the site and pdf for the cover and the great stories.

2021 - Winner Solarpunk art contest by Yishan Wong


This drawing was selected as one of the ten winning entries for a great Solarpunk art contest organized by Yishan Wong.


Check out the amazing art from the other winners and runner ups!

2021 - Cover for the autumn issue of Sci Phi journal


Nice article about Solarpunk in Sci Phi journal. The cover accompanies the article. It shows how we can retrofit classical industrial, architectural landmarks, such as the office.

2021 - Out now: Solarpunk, design ed estetica postindustriale


The Italian translation of  "Solarpunk: Postindustrial design and aesthetics" is out now, since September 2021.


The book can be ordered on Amazon and the website of the publisher Future Fiction.

2021 - Exhibition Herkenrode Abbey

by Kunzthuis

In the weekend of the 17th-19th September Kunzthuis hosted a group exhibition in the lovely Abbey of Herkenrode. The topic was "fables". Three works of the "Time & Objects" collection were shown there.


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2021 - Driftwood literary magazine issue 8.2


The latest issue from the Drifwood literary magazine is online now. You can read the magazine by clicking on the link underneath. It will be available for free online till january 2022! You can see 7 full pages with art of my Solarpunk Universitas work.

Check it out: The new SolarPunk-Permaculture podcast with an interview with me about SolarPunk aesthetics.


The SolarPunk Permaculture Podcast seeks to forge the powerful narrative force of the SolarPunk movement with the ethics and design principles that underpin Permaculture.


2021 - SolarPunk permaculture podcast

by Sam Betteridge

2021 / CO-NATURE workshop - Brussels Coopcity

Co-Nature is a research project, it is a collaboration between the ULB and VUB together with Bruxelles Environnement and BMA bouwmeester maître architecte. Their aim is to co-produce scenarios for nature-based urban regeneration.


My contribution about the cooperative city is available on the Co-Nature site. An illustrated story about landuse.

2021 Article Interaliamagzine

Issue 64: Navigating New Territories

Navigating New Territories explores such subjects as Affinities between Art and Science, environmental arts and health, the future of AI in art and space exploration, solarpunk future cities, bird migration, and the potential of a brand new physics.

2020 / OUT NOW: Art book UNIVERSITAS

The entire art project Universitas, now available in 1 hard copy art book, entitled: UNIVERSITAS: Solarpunk Aesthetics 


The book is meant as an inspiration book in which different types of settlements and futuristic ideas are explored. The book counts more than 100 full color illustrations and some explanatory texts. More to be found on the project website www.hbottlefield.com.


2020 / Solarpunk: Postindustrial design & aesthetics

Written by Eric Hunting / illustrations Dustin Jacobus

Excerpt form the introduction: In recent years a futurist aesthetic movement called Solarpunk has emerged in response to renewed public concern for the environment and a seeming lack of reflection of that concern in much contemporary art and design.

But how to characterize this aesthetic? How to portray it? In this piece we will present some suggestions as to the nature of this future and the principles — with their reasoning — that go into the speculative design of its artifacts and architecture. These can only be suggestions. One cannot accurately predict the future nor can the interpretation of trends and influences on it be definitive. The futurist can, at best, capture the theme of the tune. Lyrics remain a toss-up.