Utopian Studies, Futures, and Anticipatory Studies all focus, if in different ways, on the past, present, and (alternative) futures. Utopian narratives anticipate, to cite Abensour, “what is different, the wish for the advent of a radical alterity here and now.”1 A tool that all disciplines use is storytelling—utopias as narratives by definition, Futures and Anticipatory Studies as critical and inquisitive tools. The Solarpunk Futures game taps into these disciplines by creatively exploring still-possible (Solarpunk) or radically new worlds and societies (utopia).

The Solarpunk Surf Club is an artists’ collective that has dedicated its work to the creative, collective, and tangible imagining of our futures since 2020. Their first project, Græn R∞m, transformed a public art gallery in Madison, Wisconsin (US), into a space for utopian (re)creation. The “living room,” based on the entertainment industry’s “green room,” allowed visitors to digest art, think, read, and create new forms of...

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