speculative energy futures

// multi-year, collaborative research-creation project, 2017-2023 // part of Just Powers, an interdisciplinary research cluster at the University of Alberta //

Speculative Energy Futures is a collaborative, multi-year research-creation project that brings together artists, activists, scientists, engineers, policy makers, and social science and energy humanities researchers to investigate the challenges and potentials of energy transition through artistic means. Through collaborative work, Speculative Energy Futures participants will produce a series of art exhibitions, dynamic publications, and other artistic outputs that bring attention to the social and cultural impacts of energy transition.”

Learn more about Speculative Energy Futures here.

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Illustrations by Mariah Barnaby-Norris (Kobot)