Call for Participation: Solar Synthesis: Energy Proposals Challenge

Do you have ideas about solar energy, past or future? Maybe a research project that will help communities, engineers, or architects think about solar energy in new ways? A community initiative that aims to explore the role of the sun in daily life? Design ideas for solar efficiency? A proposal for energy efficient habits and practices?

As part of a series of events on The Solar Imaginary, organized by Penn Program in Environmental Humanities Artists in Residence Kristen Taylor and Ricky Yanas, PPEH is hosting an Energy Proposals Challenge – a challenge to reimagine the context and contours of the solar present and future.

We are soliciting brief proposals at all stages of ideation and realization for presentation at the Energy Proposals Challenge. Artists, scholars, community organizers and others who are part of the first two events will compose the panel of reviewers and discussants, to provide feedback on the proposals and consider their collective impact.

Here is how it will work:

     1.     Submit this application form by 5pm EST, February 26

               a.     250-word proposal, with images

               b.     Collaborative teams are welcome

               c.      100-word bio, including links to any relevant work

     2.     Accepted proposals will lead to 4-minute presentation on March 4 to the workshop group – images/slides are welcome.

     3.     Attend the first two Solar Imaginaries discussion on February 18 and February 25.

     4.     Attend the workshop on March 4, make your presentation and participate in discussions and break-out groups.

     5.     Accepted proposals will receive $100 compensation


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