Speculative Energy Futures

Speculative Energy Futures is a multi-year, collaborative, and interdisciplinary project on energy transition as a necessary response to address climate change. It brings artistic and humanities researchers together with science, social science, and policy experts to investigate the challenges of energy transition. Together, participants will produce a large-scale, evidence-based exhibition as well as a series of publications, bringing attention to the importance of arts and humanities perspectives on the social and cultural impacts of energy transition, informed by the latest research coming out of the IPCC, Future Energy Systems, Just Powers, Petrocultures, and other Energy Humanities and environmental organizations around the world. It takes its methodological cue from Immune Nations project, another collaborative, research-based, multi-year, and interdisciplinary) funded by the Research Council of Norway and exhibited at the UNAIDS building during the 2017 World Health Assembly.


Between now and 2023, participants in Speculative Energy Futures are developing self-generated groupings with other participants, researching a key issue related to feminist and decolonial energy transition, and developing an arts-based engagement with their chosen topic for a high profile exhibition. Artistic research and dissemination methods are well-suited to capturing dissenting opinions on controversial topics and envisioning new futures that, while based in evidence and research, speculate beyond what we understand to be currently possible.


For more information on Speculative Energy Futures, and to see a full list of our research partners, see the project website: https://www.justpowers.ca/projects/speculative-energy-futures/

Just Powers: Climate Change and Social Justice.

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Sourayan Mookerjea, Angele Alook

Conference/Workshop

Art and/in the Anthropocene: A Debate on Sustainability and Ecology

Natalie Loveless, Jessie Beier

Conference/Workshop

Art for Change: The Power of Art to Influence Social Change

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless

Event

Art, Activism, and Global Crisis speaker and workshop series

Natalie Loveless

Conference/Workshop

Art, Activism, and Global Crisis speaker and workshop series

Natalie Loveless

Conference/Workshop

Art, Ecology, Energy and Speculative Futures

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Jessie Beier

Conference/Workshop

Arts of the Anthropocene

Natalie Loveless

Conference/Workshop

Black Gold

Event

Book Launch: How to Make Art at the End of the World + Animate Literacies

Natalie Loveless

Event

Book Launch: Knowings and Knots: Methodologies and Ecologies in Research-Creation

Natalie Loveless

Event

COP 101 Speaker Series

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless

Event

Caring for the 21st Century [Keynote Speaker]: Energy Transition and Feminist Futures.” for The Mothernists II: Who Care’s for the 21st Century?

Sheena Wilson

Conference/Workshop

Climate Change Theatre Action: A Panel Discussion and Play Reading

Sheena Wilson, Sourayan Mookerjea

Event

CoLAB Meeting: Diggin' In to the IPCC Special Report

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Conference/Workshop

CoLAB Meeting: Energy Imaginaries + The Perfect Storm: Energy Transition Game

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Sourayan Mookerjea, Jessie Beier, Charles Stubblefield, Ipek Oskay, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Conference/Workshop

CoLAB Meeting: Expanding the Infrastructural Imagination

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Conference/Workshop

CoLAB Meeting: Materializing Climate Change

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Conference/Workshop

CoLAB Meeting: ‘Sensing the Anthropocene’

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Jessie Beier

Conference/Workshop

CoLAB/IRS/Space & Culture Meeting: Energy Imaginaries

Sourayan Mookerjea, Jessie Beier, Charles Stubblefield, Ipek Oskay, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Conference/Workshop

Critical Theory of Technology Reading + Working Group Series

Sourayan Mookerjea

Conference/Workshop

Decarbonizing and Carbon Catching for Planet Positive Futures: Surviving the pandemic and global warming

Conference/Workshop

Deep Energy Literacy: Toward Feminist Energy Futures (Plenary Speech).

Sheena Wilson

Conference/Workshop

Dissent in/as Solidarity: Confronting Anthropocene Banality

Jessie Beier, Charles Stubblefield, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Conference/Workshop

Energy Humanities, Just Powers + Energy Systems

Charles Stubblefield, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Conference/Workshop

Energy Transition in Time of Crisis: Research-Creation Responses

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless

Conference/Workshop

Feminist Art, Activism, and the Anthropocene” for The Mothernists II: Who Care’s for the 21st Century

Natalie Loveless

Conference/Workshop

Feminist Living (and Dying): Collaboration, Resilience, and Dissent

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless

Conference/Workshop

Feminist Solarities

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Conference/Workshop

Flaring Site

Event

Forest Voices

Event

Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life--Public Talk

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Jessie Beier, Ariel Kroon, Jordan Kinder, Angele Alook

Event

How Oil Creates Who We Are: A Panel Response to VISCOSITY

Mark Simpson, Jordan Kinder, Angele Alook, Adam Carlson

Event

Inappropriate Bodies and Anthropocene Ethics

Natalie Loveless

Conference/Workshop

Interdisciplinarity as Intervention

Natalie Loveless

Conference/Workshop

Intermedia Research Studio Meeting: Intermedia Research-Creation

Sourayan Mookerjea

Conference/Workshop

Intermedia Research Studio Orientation: Research Creation Maker Space Open House

Sourayan Mookerjea

Conference/Workshop

Inverse Insulations in a Seed Time Poem Cycle

Sourayan Mookerjea

Event

LASERAlberta: Art, Climate, Energy, Activism

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Sourayan Mookerjea

Event

La Cité Résiliente: Atelier/Workshop #1

Sheena Wilson, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Event

Messagers’ Forum

Event

Molecular Media for Capital Sequestration: Interlocking Oppressions and Just Transitions

Sourayan Mookerjea

Conference/Workshop

Nesting for the End of the World

Event

PerfectStorm! Feminist Renewable Energy Transition RPG

Sourayan Mookerjea

Event

Petrocultures Guest Lecture. Generic Energetic: Contemporary Popular Genres as Tools for Transition

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Jessie Beier, Jordan Kinder

Event

Power Lines

Misc

Pro-TO-type(s)

Event

Rhys Williams Talk, Generic Energetic: Contemporary Popular Genres as Tools for Transition

Sheena Wilson, Sourayan Mookerjea, MaryElizabeth Luka

Event

Sensing the Anthropocene: Aesthetic Attunement in an Age of Urgency

Natalie Loveless

Conference/Workshop

Sensing the Anthropocene: Daily Practice and Art/Life Intervention

Natalie Loveless

Event

Sound Table – The Sounds of the Anthropocene.

Conference/Workshop

Sounds of the Anthropocene

Natalie Loveless

Conference/Workshop

Speculative Energy Futures: Workshop #1

Mark Simpson, Evan Davies, Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Sourayan Mookerjea, MaryElizabeth Luka, Jessie Beier

Conference/Workshop

Speculative Energy Futures: Workshop #2

Mark Simpson, Evan Davies, Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Sourayan Mookerjea, Jessie Beier

Conference/Workshop

Speculative Energy Futures: Workshop #3

Mark Simpson, Evan Davies, Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Sourayan Mookerjea, Jessie Beier

Conference/Workshop

Spores of Critique: On the Aesthetics and Poetics of Critical Practice Series

Sourayan Mookerjea

Conference/Workshop

System Wide Enablers: Energy Humanities

Mark Simpson, Sheena Wilson

Conference/Workshop

The Contemporary Crisis of Science

Sourayan Mookerjea

Conference/Workshop

Toxic Media Ecologies 3: Critical Responses to the Cultural Politics of Planetary Crisis

Sourayan Mookerjea

Conference/Workshop

Women and the Energy Transition

Natalie Loveless

Conference/Workshop

World-ecology and Hydrapolitics: Interlocking Oppressions in the Age of Exhaustion

Sourayan Mookerjea

Conference/Workshop

borderLINE: 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art

Event

iDoc: Intermedia and Documentary - Future Energy Systems Theme 4 Project

Jessie Beier, Charles Stubblefield

Conference/Workshop

“Sustainability: Deep Energy Literacy.”

Sheena Wilson

Conference/Workshop

BMO Financial Group Graduate Scholarship

Jessie Beier

Award

Faculty Research Award 2017

Sheena Wilson

Award

Izaak Walton Killam Scholarship

Jessie Beier

Award

(Re)framing Big Data—S2E1

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

Accumulated Violence, or, the Wars of Exploitation: Notes toward a post- Western Marxism

Sourayan Mookerjea

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Aesthetic Attunement in an Age of Urgency

Natalie Loveless

Invited/Keynote

Aesthetic Attunement in an Age of Urgency

Natalie Loveless

Invited/Keynote

Against Purity—S1E2

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

Amateur Video & The Challenge for Change — S2E2

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

Art and Activism at the End(s) of the World(s)

Natalie Loveless

Invited/Keynote

Art and Climate Justice Action: Materializing the Anthropocene

Natalie Loveless

Invited/Keynote

Art exhibition explores energy futures

Mark Simpson, Evan Davies, Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Sourayan Mookerjea, Jessie Beier

Article in popular media

Art, Ecology, and Resilience

Natalie Loveless

Invited/Keynote

Art, Ecology, and the Politics of Form

Natalie Loveless

Invited/Keynote

Artist talk(lecture) at Messagers’ Forum

Invited/Keynote

Artists Making Change: Art for Social Change

Invited/Keynote

Behind the Scenes: iDoc and Future Energy Systems

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Sourayan Mookerjea

Article in popular media

Beyond belief: Visionary cinema, becoming imperceptible and pedagogical resistance

Jessie Beier

Book Chapter

Black Gold

Invited/Keynote

Carbon Catching Library

Article in professional or trade journals

Chainsaw: Theory and Practice—S2E5

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

Choreographies of Collaboration—S2E3

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

Close Encounters of the pedagogical kind: Science-fictioning a curriculum-to-come

Jessie Beier

Book Chapter

Convergences

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless

Article in professional or trade journals

Cultures of Energy: The Energy Humanities Podcast - Natalie Loveless

Natalie Loveless

Interview (Broadcast or Text)

Cultures of Energy: The Energy Humanities Podcast - Sheena Wilson

Sheena Wilson

Interview (Broadcast or Text)

Deep Energy Literacy

Sheena Wilson

Misc: Theory

Des résidents de Bonnie Doon se concertent pour réduire leur consommation d'énergie/Bonnie Doon residents work together to reduce energy use

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Article in popular media

Dispatch from the future: Science fictioning (in) the Anthropocene

Jessie Beier

Book Chapter

Disposition, in Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space — S3E6

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

Energy Fair/Foire de l’énergie – Dec 5, 2019

Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Article in popular media

Energy Imaginaries: Feminist and Decolonial Futures

Sheena Wilson

Book Chapter

Energy Imaginaries—S1E5

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

Energy Transition Research (Creation)

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless

Book Chapter

Energy Transition in Time of Crisis: Research-Creation Responses

Natalie Loveless

Invited/Keynote

Feminist Collaboration and Affective Resilience

Natalie Loveless

Invited/Keynote

Feminist Collaboration as Institutional Making Practice

Natalie Loveless

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Feminist Solarities

Mark Simpson, Imre Szeman, Sheena Wilson

Misc: Theory

From Relational to Ecological Form

Natalie Loveless

Invited/Keynote

Future Energy Systems Hosts First Research Symposium

Sheena Wilson, Sourayan Mookerjea, MaryElizabeth Luka

Article in popular media

Future Proofing Report -- La Cité Résiliente: A Decade in Transition

Sheena Wilson

Research Report

Garden of Future Delights: Paintings and Augmentations in Process

Evan Davies

Article in professional or trade journals

Guest Lecture for Climate Futures and the Just Transition Class

Sheena Wilson

Invited/Keynote

Hacking the Techno-Transition

Sheena Wilson

Invited/Keynote

Haraway’s Dog: Teaching Research-Creation as Interdisciplinary Method

Natalie Loveless

Book Chapter

Hello There

Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Article in popular media

How to Make Art at the End of the World

Natalie Loveless

Invited/Keynote

How to Make Art at the End of the World, Revisited

Natalie Loveless

Invited/Keynote

How to Make Art at the End of the World: A Manifesto for Research-Creation

Natalie Loveless

Book

In Catastrophic Times—S1E4

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

Indigenizing the Anthropocene—S1E1

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

Indigenous Women and Knowledge—S1E3

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

Infrastructure, Infra-politics — S3E1

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

Infrastructures of Empire and Resistance — S3E2

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

Intermedia Research Creation and Hydrapolitics: Counter-environments of the Commons

Sourayan Mookerjea

Book Chapter

International Youth Deliberation on Energy Futures

Mark Simpson, Imre Szeman, Sheena Wilson, Jordan Kinder, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Report, brief, and other forms of grey literature

Joint Statement: Idle No More, Defenders of the Land & Truth Before Reconciliation

Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Article in popular media

Just Living Together for Just Powers

Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Article in popular media

Just Powers: Making the Energy Transition Better for Everyone

Sheena Wilson

Article in popular media

Knowings and Knots: Methodologies and Ecologies in Research-Creation

Natalie Loveless

Edited Volume

Land Reclamation History

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Launch + Learn/Casse croûtes et casse-têtes pour le climat

Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Article in popular media

Le Téleéjournal Alberta Profile on Prototypes for Possible Worlds Exhibition

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless

Article in popular media

Listening as Ethic; Walking as Method: Daily Practice and Art/Life Intervention

Natalie Loveless

Invited/Keynote

Listening in the Anthropocene

Natalie Loveless

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Materializing Climate Change—S2E6

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

Meet the 2019 EcoCity Edmonton Grant Recipients

Sheena Wilson, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Article in popular media

Messagers’ Forum: Patrick Mahon

Article in popular media

Mutation and Care in the Anthropocene

Natalie Loveless

Invited/Keynote

Mutation and Care in the Anthropocene

Natalie Loveless

Misc: Catalogue

New Research Initiative Seeks to Bring Marginalized Voices to the Debate

Sheena Wilson

Article in popular media

Notes from the Energetic Quietus

Jessie Beier

Article in professional or trade journals

Oil Loyal

Sheena Wilson

Misc: Theory

On Petrocultures: Or, Why We Need to Understand Oil to Understand Everything Else—S1E0

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Adam Carlson, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

On Situatedness and Ecological Form

Natalie Loveless

Invited/Keynote

On the Politics of Form: Art and/in the Anthropocene

Natalie Loveless

Invited/Keynote

Opinion: Imagining a Brighter Post-Oil Future Requires Broader Input

Mark Simpson, Imre Szeman, Sheena Wilson, Jordan Kinder

Article in popular media

Paramancy: Volume 1

Mark Simpson, Jessie Beier

Article in professional or trade journals

Performing Sovereignty—S2E4

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

Petrocultures 2018

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Sourayan Mookerjea, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Article in popular media

Petrocultures: Day 1

Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Article in popular media

Petrocultures: Day 2

Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Article in popular media

Petrocultures: Day 3

Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Article in popular media

Petrocultures: Day 4

Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Article in popular media

Petrocultures: Oil, Politics, Culture

Imre Szeman, Sheena Wilson, Adam Carlson

Edited Volume

Petrofeminism

Sheena Wilson

Misc: Theory

Petrofeminism, Deep Energy Literacy & Other Feminist Futures

Sheena Wilson

Invited/Keynote

Planet for Sale

Article in professional or trade journals

Powered Up

Sheena Wilson

Article in popular media

Prototypes for Possible Worlds Exhibition

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless

Edited Volume

Renewable energy transition under multiple colonialisms: Passive revolution, fascism redux and utopian praxes

Sourayan Mookerjea

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Research Archive: "The Power of Art to Influence Social Change"

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Research Report

Resisting Petrofeminisms: Toward More Just Feminist Futures

Sheena Wilson

Invited/Keynote

Seed Time: Sister Plantings for Regenerative Energy Futures

Sourayan Mookerjea

Article in professional or trade journals

Seed Time: Sister Plantings for Regenerative Energy Futures

Sourayan Mookerjea

Website

Shikata ga nai

Sheena Wilson

Book Chapter

Solarities

Mark Simpson, Imre Szeman, Sheena Wilson

Misc: Theory

Solarities or Solarculture: Bright or Bleak Energy Futures and the E.L. Smith Solar Farm.

Sheena Wilson

Scholarly Refereed Journal

The Deep Solarities: Charles Richmond — S3E2

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier

Misc: Podcast

The Deep Solarities: Cody SharpHead — S3E4

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier

Misc: Podcast

The Deep Solarities: David Dodge — S3E5

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier

Misc: Podcast

The Deep Solarities: Rocky Feroe — S3E3

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier

Misc: Podcast

The Deep Solarities: Sheena Wilson — S3E1

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier

Misc: Podcast

The Lost Garden

Article in professional or trade journals

The Pedagogy of Form: 20th Century Art and Ecological Ethics

Natalie Loveless

Invited/Keynote

Thoughts on an Unfinished Composition

Book Chapter

Trafficking in Petronormativities: At the Intersections of Petrofeminism, Petrocolonialism, and Petrocapitalism

Sheena Wilson

Book Chapter

UCalgary Scholar Public Lecture: Genomic Media/Sustainable DNA

Sheena Wilson

Invited/Keynote

Understanding How Society Will Change as We Move to Renewable Energy Sources

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Sourayan Mookerjea

Article in popular media

VPAG Presents: OPT 2021 Artist Talk Series, Virtual Artist Talk.

Invited/Keynote

Visiting Artist Lecture

Invited/Keynote

Visiting Artist Lecture

Invited/Keynote

What can climate justice organizers learn from the "energy humanities?"

Sheena Wilson

Interview (Broadcast or Text)

Why is Energy Transition a Feminist Issue?

Sheena Wilson

Invited/Keynote

You can learn a lot of things from the flowers...

Book Chapter

« Les étudiants prennent les devants »

Sheena Wilson, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Article in popular media

« Une exposition pour explorer les futurs énergétiques »

Mark Simpson, Evan Davies, Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Sourayan Mookerjea, Jessie Beier

Article in popular media

“Coal Power and the Sundarbans: Subaltern Resistance and Convergent Crises

Sourayan Mookerjea

Book Chapter

“I Love Machines”: VISCOSITY by Theatre Yes

Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Article in popular media

“Let’s Change Something Before Climate Changes Everything”

Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Article in popular media