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.


In March 2018, Speculative Energy Futures launched at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Cities & Climate Change Conference and held its first national workshop immediately following the conference from 8-11 March 2018. Its second national meeting will take place June 1-7, 2019. 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

Aesthetic Attunement in an Age of Urgency

Natalie Loveless

Event

Aesthetic Attunement in an Age of Urgency

Natalie Loveless

Event

Art and Climate Justice Action: Materializing the Anthropocene

Natalie Loveless

Event

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, Ecology, Energy and Speculative Futures

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Jessie Beier

Conference/Workshop

Art, Ecology, and the Politics of Form

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

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

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

Sheena Wilson

Conference/Workshop

Energy Humanities, Just Powers + Energy Systems

Charles Stubblefield, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Conference/Workshop

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

Natalie Loveless

Conference/Workshop

Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life--Public Talk

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

Event

Guest Lecture for Climate Futures and the Just Transition Class

Sheena Wilson

Event

LASERAlberta: Art, Climate, Energy, Activism

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Sourayan Mookerjea

Event

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

Natalie Loveless

Event

Mutation and Care in the Anthropocene

Natalie Loveless

Event

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

Natalie Loveless

Event

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

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Jessie Beier, Jordan Kinder

Event

Resisting Petrofeminisms: Toward More Just Feminist Futures

Sheena Wilson

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

Why is Energy Transition a Feminist Issue?

Sheena Wilson

Event

“Sustainability: Deep Energy Literacy.”

Sheena Wilson

Conference/Workshop

(Re)framing Big Data—S2E1

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

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

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

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

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

Energy Imaginaries: Feminist and Decolonial Futures

Sheena Wilson

Book Chapter

Energy Imaginaries—S1E5

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

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

Materializing Climate Change—S2E6

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

Mutation and Care in the Anthropocene

Natalie Loveless

Misc: Catalogue

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

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

Performing Sovereignty—S2E4

Sheena Wilson, Jessie Beier, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Misc: Podcast

Recording, "The Power of Art to Influence Social Change"

Sheena Wilson, Natalie Loveless, Danika Jorgensen Skakum

Research Report

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

Sourayan Mookerjea

Book Chapter