Feminist Solarities: After Oil School

In May of 2019, the Feminist Solarities Workshop Group gathered together at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal to explore the idea of feminist solarities. The workshop was organized as part of After Oil School 2 (AO2), organized by the Petrocultures Research Group and the Grierson Chair in Communication Studies, which brought together 70 […]

Climate Justice, Technoecologies and Alternative Energy Futures

Activists, artists and scholars attended the Czech Academy of Science and Charles University in Prague from September 23-24, 2019, to organize collaboratively around being-in-common in times of climate crisis, focusing especially on Canadian and Central European perspectives on energy transition and climate justice. Participants were asked to consider: What are alternatives to technological fixes that […]

International Youth Deliberation on Energy Futures

In 2019-2020, the International Youth Deliberation on Energy Futures project synthesized the voices of hundreds of youth in grades 10-12 from 22 schools in 18 countries, connecting them online in a rigorous, research based learning environment. Through weekly virtual meetings, an online virtual classroom, and global video conferences, high school students shared their research, examined […]

Petrocultures

The Petrocultures Research Group is an interdisciplinary, international research project founded in 2011 by Sheena Wilson and Imre Szeman. It began with a conference hosted at Campus St. Jean at the University of Alberta, with participation from academics, artists, activists, policy makers, politicians, elected Indigenous leaders, and energy influencers from twelve countries around the world […]

iDoc

iDoc is an intermedia documentary project tracking energy-transition research, discussions, and developments in Alberta, Canada, and beyond. In a series of over 100 interviews with scholars, policy makers, activists, and community members, iDoc records, archives and shares ideas and conversations about current and future energy systems. Coming Soon! In 2022 the entire iDoc project will […]

Speculative Energy Futures

Speculative Energy Futures uses arts-based practices to imagine alternative futures. We bring together scholarly inquiry and creative processes to explore diverse perspectives on the topic of energy transition, so we can re-imagine energy futures beyond what we currently understand to be possible. Speculative Energy Futures is a collaborative, multi-year research-creation project, started in 2017, that […]