The future is anarchic, utopian, and most definitely climate-changed. This gallery of nine illustrations by the artist and muralist Mona Caron depicts, in her own words, a “post-global warming, post-fossil fuel, bioregional San Francisco, thriving within a shifted socio-economic paradigm.”
It’s an altogether better tomorrow. Today, this sort post-capitalist utopianism is the beating heart of the burgeoning solarpunk movement, with its roots in the humanist science fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin, Kim Stanley Robinson, and others.
Full of humor and conviviality, Caron’s altered city is beautiful, welcoming, altogether different from our own — but alluringly familiar.
We know this place. It is the San Francisco of our dreams, and we have walked these streets, sometimes, it seems, even in waking life.