Carbon Punk: Imagining CDR Futures through Speculative Fiction.
In recent years climate fiction, or 'cli fi' has emerged as a distinct and prolific sub-genre of literary and popular fiction, finding expression in novels, short stories and even academic work. Within this burgeoning field carbon removal has begun to gain purchase as a subject for creative exploration and speculation.
But beyond entertainment and artistic value can storytelling about the future of carbon removal help us imagine and identify new possibilities for this essential area of the climate technology in ways that can inspire new thinking and directions in the real world?
In this dialogue science fiction author Andrew Dana Hudson and Professor of Sustainable Practice and founding editor of the Green Stories Competition Denise Baden will join in conversation with author and journalist Reena Shah on this and other related themes.
The discussion will include a reading by Mr. Hudson from his new short work, The Co2lector, which was just published by OpenAir as the inaugural story for its new Carbon Punk fiction series.
- Andrew Dana Hudson
- Denise Baden