Solarity Syllabus

Georges Bataille. The Accursed Share: An Essay on General Economy. NY: Zone Books, 1988. 19-31.

Boris Groys. “Georges Bataille: The Potlatch with the Sun,” Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media. Columbia University Press. 2012. 115-128.

Amanda Boetzkes. ‘Solar’. Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment, edited by Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel, and Patricia Yaeger. New York: Fordham Univ. Press. 2017. 314–17.

Sheena Wilson. ‘Energy Imaginaries: Feminist and Decolonial Futures’. In Materialism and the Critique of Energy, eds. Brent Ryan Bellamy and Jeff Diamanti, 2018. 377–412.

Dagmar Lorenz-Meyer. “Becoming Responsible with Solar Power? Extending Feminist Imaginings of Community, Participation and Care,” Australian Feminist Studies, 32:94, 2017. 427-444.

Emilee Gilpin. “Skidegate on the way to becoming a ‘city of the future’.” National Observer. 2018

Maryam Rezaei and Hadi Dowlatabadi. “Off-Grid: Community Energy and the Pursuit of Self-Sufficiency in British Columbia’s Remote and First Nations Communities.” Local Environment, vol. 21, no. 7, July 2016. 789-807.

Shane Brennan. ‘Visionary Infrastructure: Community Solar Streetlights in Highland Park’. Journal of Visual Culture 16 (2) 2017. 167–89.

Ankit Kumar. “Cultures of Lights.” Geoforum, vol. 65, Oct. 2015, 59–68.

Sean Cubitt. “The Sound of Sunlight.” Screen 51 (2010): 118-128.

Kyle P. Whyte. “Indigenous Science (Fiction) for the Anthropocene: Ancestral Dystopias and Fantasies of Climate Change Crises,” Environment & Planning E: Nature and Space 1 (1-2): 224-242. 2018.

Rhys Williams. ‘This Shining Confluence of Magic and Technology’: Solarpunk, Energy Imaginaries, and the Infrastructures of Solarity.” Open Humanities. Forthcoming 2019.

Herman Scheer. “Exploiting solar resources: the new economic and political freedom.” The Solar Economy: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Global Future. London: Earthscan, 2002. 62-89.

Andreas Malm. “A Return to the Flow? Obstacles to the Transition,” Fossil Capital, London: Verso 2016. 367-388.

Energy Initiative. “Executive Summary” and “Chapter 1 – Introduction and Overview,” The Future of Solar Energy. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015.

National Energy Board. “Executive Summary.” The Economics of Solar Power in Canada. Ottawa: 2018.


Indigenous Clean Energy – Project Videos

Jamie Cross. The Solar Fix – A Short Film

Urban Futures Studio – Post Fossil City

Land Art Generator – LAGI 2018 Portfolio

The texts are available via Dropbox here.