[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago

I might arrive a bit late to the party, but I don't feel an aesthetic is necessarily tied to an ideology or a way of thinking. You can see that with solarpunk aesthetic (greenery, livability and all that sort of stuff) os used by totalitarian regimes and capitalist companies.

Although it is true some aesthetics and styles always carry the nostalgia of their previous uses, as is happening in your case, I think claiming, reclaiming or simply broadening the use of a specific style is accomplishable and not unheard of. In that spirit, I would suggest we keep using them and tweaking the topics shown to move away from a possible corporativist/capitalist reading and make the message of sostenibility more clear.

Wether this type of artistic approach shows a remotely realistic future and if this mught pose a problem, and wether companies making green efforts carries more problem than benefits, are both topics worth thinking about; I feel this play also an importan role in the way you feel towards Frutiger Aero.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 5 months ago

For livable and more relaistic purposes, I say a joined aesthetic is almost impossible. Solarpunk has a lot of communal elements in it, so cultural differences would be a big deal, and also, as you say, enviroments can vary a lot, so even the widespread notion of greenery might not be practical in deserts or tundras.

Maybe the more general hints of solarpunk could be man grown plants and some form of green power source, even though it will vary depending on the region. As for the rest, I feel there are too many facets to cover, as you show in your postcards; abandoned cities, small mountain villages, desert plains, so many styles of farming...

As for your art, I would say it's a second stage inside of the movement. It's not the type of artwork you show people without context, I would do that with the more green utopia ones with blue sky; but when showing your postcards, I would also show their explanation, they need the context of the movement and of themselves. The first stage is for getting poeple interested with a nice view (and here common themes are more consolidated), but the second one is as personal (or communal) as any implementation of solarpunk features in real life.

(I'm not sure I made myself clear :$, just let me know if I haven't)

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submitted 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

If you recall, @[email protected] offered in their last post to make a new banner and icon for the community, and I'm very happy to update them today!

They are currently taking graphic design commissions (icons, banners, posters, adds, flyers…), so if you want to commission a cool new icon, you can do so here. You should also definitely check their webpage, it's very cool.

Lastly, they did this for free, but if you happened to have some money to spare, you can donate some to them if you feel like it (you might have to get in touch with them). No need to feel obliged to do this, the banner will be ok to use regardless.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 5 months ago

As far as I'm concerned, go for it! You can change it as much as you want! Just DM me when you have it so I can change it (or post it here, same thing ;) )

When doing it I tried to keep in mind the diferent aspects of aesthetics, and not just the artsy part, but feel free to make what you feel most comfortable with.

I think art nouveau would look great, and, like others, that optimistic future suits solarpunk greatly, but maybe it can be put together with old technology somehow, since I agree that old appliances are sometimes more efficient than their modern counterparts. Also, if it works, why throw it away? Reusability is a big aspect of ecofriendliness :)

Anything else you need, just let me know :D

[-] [email protected] 3 points 7 months ago

Another very nice and thought-through post :)

I have to say, I completely understand your drive to include ruins ans the like, but rusted cars in the middle of the road, specially having co-op recovery groups as in your previous post and some people using the roads, seems quite unlikely. Still, it emphasises your message very nicely.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 8 months ago

Very stunning, and what an amazing palette!

[-] [email protected] 9 points 8 months ago

This is quite a hard topic. If you look for solarpunk clothing online, you'll find fashion clothing mostly in green and with leaf patterns or such, like this, but I find this to be too unrealistic, as most designer fashion, in the sense that nobody would wear that in a daily context.

But actual wearable solarpunk clothes, at least for me, would be a mix of work-focused very resistant clothing, like this work overalls or this cargo pants, with a mix of weather thoughtful pieces of clothing, like this cross pants, which are quite fresh while protecting your legs from scrapes, or, if you lean more into breaking the gender-norm, some long loose dresses are quite comfortable, specially in hot weather (and the flow is so nice!)

In my opinion, any durable and useful piece of clothing can be considered solarpunk, even more if it is field-work or nature-oriented, like mountain boots or cargo pants (also, any patched clothing does the trick, although it's best that it happens organically rather than buying it). And as a final personal note, I find colourful or patterned clothes quite nice when they're not overwhelming, so for example cross pants or a loose oversized shirt, although it is quite uncommon in male clothing (I could not find a picture of T-shirt and shirt other than with the flannel shirts or plain ones) and I'm not sure how environmentally friendly cloth dye is (but the same could be said about the clothing industry altogether). Hope this helps, even if just a bit :)

[-] [email protected] 3 points 8 months ago

I really enjoy this "down to earth" artistic takes on solarpunk. Usually, I enjoy when art pieces have an undertone of fantasy or unrealism, since that allows for highlighting some key aspects of whatever is in focus. But this way of depicting something I can very much see happening right now, specially with all the backstory/documentation you've added, makes for a very piece. Congratulations! I hope to see more of your work around :)

[-] [email protected] 1 points 8 months ago

I partially agree, but ransacking broken technology does not need to make the building unsuitable for other community functions, quite the contrary, it could even help. For example, a decayed server room can be dangerous due to heavy metals or other components and would serve no real purpose to a community-oriented building (as well as so many satellite dishes). So the raiding could both make use of the materials and make the building safe for other uses.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 8 months ago

Basing the lack of accessibility on the fact that something is fictitious is actually a pretty lame excuse. If we can't be inclusive in fiction, where it comes down to adding a sentence or the stoke of a brush, how could we even try to make reality inclusive, the solution being so much more complex and time-consuming than that?

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Art by Atlas0

[-] [email protected] 9 points 9 months ago

I love the addendum at the end saying

_ This story has been updated to emphasize that readers should not plant seed bombs in spaces they’re not authorized to access. _

Not gonna happen, beware public patches of dirt!

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submitted 9 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Art by adamkuczek

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submitted 9 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Beautiful artwork by Sedeptra

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submitted 10 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Drone friend :D

Artwork by q1r0z

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Beautiful building (www.dezeen.com)
submitted 10 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Ah! While browsing for pictures for the banner I stumbled upon this japanese building which vibes very much with solarpunk, so here you go!

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submitted 10 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I ended up doing a collage of things :P

I'm not sure if the writing is not readable enough, since in the icon it displays too small and the colours are not that distinguisable. If you have any other opinions on it I can remake parts or change stuff if you let me know.

Hopefully the community is a bit more colorful now hehe. Cheers! :)

[-] [email protected] 1 points 10 months ago

If you suffer from it also while being around it, it might be time to get rid of it, sadly :( But if it is just when cutting it, wearing a ffp2 mask or similar makes a huge difference, or at leat it does for me (Also rolling around in it might not be a great idea XD). Other than that, just power throught the 2 weeks/ month the worst part lasts for I guess, at least the bees will keep you company :)

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submitted 10 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

So I'm trying to subscribe to the fountainpens community at sopilu.xyz and it seems I'm incapable of doing so.

I think the problem is that the name of their community in their own instance is not "/c/fountainpens", but "/c/[email protected]", as you can see from their instance here, so when I look for "[email protected]" in our search bar, I get nothing. Even if I try typing on the browser searchbar "https://slrpnk.net/c/[email protected]" or "https://slrpnk.net/c/[email protected]@sopuli.xyz", I get nothing.

Am I making a mistake somewhere? And if not, is there a way to make this work, or do I have to have an account at sopuli.xyz to post in this community?

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Community icon (slrpnk.net)
submitted 10 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Hey everyone!

I was looking for an icon for this community (since it is kind of sad without it (as is my profile rn)) but I am quite unsure what to look for, since I want something other than drawings, since we have /c/art for that. So I am asking you about it, a bit of democracy never hurt anyone, right? Ignores the anarchists yelling in the back.

So, what do you feel would be a faithful representation of solarpunk aeshetics? Some wearable gear? Gardens in buildings? A backtard garden? A plant-friendly sculpture?

Leave your ideas (or links to pictures if you have them) in the comments.

Thank you for your participation :D

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New Mod! (slrpnk.net)
submitted 10 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

(This is the same message I wrote in /c/aesthetic, so no need to read it if you already have!)

Heya! I saw both this community and /c/aesthetic for adoption and decided to take both their moderation roles, since they seems like sister communities to me :). Hopefully you'll see me around more often and we can make the artsy part of slrpnk.net shine :D

If you're curious about me, I'm a refugee from Reddit and, like many of us, I don't want to look back. I have always wanted to moderate a community, but Reddit seemed so big and overwhelming that never took up the challenge (so please, be gentle with me X$). I've also been a solarpunker since before I knew the term and I was really glad to find a community with matching interests.

Any other questions you might have about me or anything else, write them down in the comments.

Cheers to you all, and very glad to be working for you! Phoe.

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New Mod! (slrpnk.net)
submitted 10 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Heya! I saw both this community and /c/art for adoption and decided to take both their moderation roles, since they seems like sister communities to me :). Hopefully you'll see me around more often and we can make the artsy part of slrpnk.net shine :D

If you're curious about me, I'm a refugee from Reddit and, like many of us, I don't want to look back. I have always wanted to moderate a community, but Reddit seemed so big and overwhelming that never took up the challenge (so please, be gentle with me X$). I've also been a solarpunker since before I knew the term and I was really glad to find a community with matching interests.

Any other questions you might have about me or anything else, write them down in the comments. Now I'm going to copy-paste this into /c/art bc I'm a bit lazy, hehe.

Cheers to you all, and very glad to be working for you! Phoe.

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