Nov 18, 2018: Feminist Futures

Feminist Futures I talk a lot about feminist energy futures. And, as I’ve written about, feminism for me (while perhaps contentious) is intersectional and includes decolonized, anti-capitalist, anti-patriarchal, anti-anthropogenic visions for the future. There need not be only one. There…

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December 4, 2017: Non-Violence

I’ve been thinking a lot about non-violence of late. I’ve been thinking of Gandhi, inspired by a whole history of women and feminists, who took up the mantle of non-violence. I love this quote in a much longer article by…

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November 28, 2017: Feminist Energy Futures

Just futures. Today, I spent the day interviewing members of the Feminist Energy Futures: Powershift and Environmental Social Justice team. When I asked them about what they think the future will be like, it seems we share varying degrees of optimism…

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November 27, 2017: Future Imaginings

Where to go from here? I’ve noticed recently and interesting impulse many people have when I ask them about the future. They don’t tell me what they’d like it to look like. They try to guess what it will look…

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November 26, 2017: Turning to Solar in a Time of Crisis

Last week, I played The Newtonian Shift. It is a game that simulates 25 years of energy transition as part of a 6 hour simulation game. In the energy transition, which plays out differently each time, depending on who is…

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November 25, 2017: The Cult of Presentism

This week, I’ve been reflecting on another of the ironies of the current moment. I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about what the future could look like, if we organize now for other types of social life in…

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November 8, 2017: Dehli Smog

Today, November 8th 2017, the air quality in Delhi has been declared a public health emergency. Here in Canada, while I breathe effortless regardless the air quality alerts, my cute cute loving little boys are often gasping for air: on summer…

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November 2, 2017: Just Transition

They call it “just transition”.  Love that. The way it resonates with a certainty and simplicity. It is just transition. That makes it sound like anyone could do it. Like the shift isn’t so hard. And, calling it ‘just transition’…

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November 1, 2017: A Cold Beginning

#1. Shifts are always hard. Today, where I live in the world, which is Edmonton, Alberta, it is November 1st, 2017. We are shifting into winter. The snow is coming down. At home, the central heating kicks in for the…

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Principal Investigator: Feminist Energy Futures; Future Energy Systems’ Energy Humanities: Speculative Energy Futures and iDoc Projects
Co-founder and co-director of Petrocultures Research Group
Editor-in-chief, Imaginations Journal



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