Solarpunk requires a reorientation of our notions of human potential away from previously established systems of society (social, economic, political) and back to core human needs, village, and the power of nature. It requires building new models to function alongside the old ones and defy them. It requires gut level resolve.
Solarpunk is not a rejection of modernism or urbanism. It is the reassertion of a humanity greater than the machine, of nature over transient societal overlay.
When presented as an artistic greenwashing pretty it is tomorrow’s halcyon and not worth my time.