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Welcome to the Solacene: an imagined future where the world is beautiful, sustainable, and tactile. Each episode designs a small part of this utopia, and episodes are grouped into semesters wherein topics are brainstormed in detail. The current semester covers BIOGRAPHIES: each episode a different person inspiring the Solacene.

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Welcome to the Solacene: an imagined future where the world is beautiful, sustainable, and tactile. Each episode designs a small part of this utopia, and episodes are grouped into semesters wherein topics are brainstormed in detail. The current semester covers BIOGRAPHIES: each episode a different person inspiring the Solacene.

    7.12 : the wonderful worlds of Hayao Miyazaki!

    7.12 : the wonderful worlds of Hayao Miyazaki!

    Who else to conclude our 'Rushmore' semester, each episode of which has focused on a different person whose life and works inspire our imagined utopia, but the patron saint of the Solacene himself- Hayao Miyazaki.

    This conversation touches on lessons we can learn from the animation maestro's life and career, as well as specific parts of his films which inspire us.

    Check out our handmade clothes and zines: https://www.solacene.org

    • 52 min
    7.11 : Marie Kondo, is minimalism sustainable?

    7.11 : Marie Kondo, is minimalism sustainable?

    We can learn a lot from aesthetics like minimalism, and cottage core; but what aspects of these digital lifestyles are unsustainable in the real world. With the case study of Netflix famous, Marie Kondo, we are inspired to live simple lives full of joy, mental clarity, and beauty.

    Contact and Zines: https://www.solacene.org

    • 50 min
    7.10 : Antoni Gaudí, Architect of the Future

    7.10 : Antoni Gaudí, Architect of the Future

    Architecture is frozen music, and music is liquid architecture. Antoni Gaudí was a late 19th century Catalonian architect who changed the city of Barcelona forever. This week we discuss the life and work of this man and how his artistic style and reverence for nature can inspire us in our everyday lives.

    Contact and Shop: https://www.solacene.org

    • 44 min
    7.09 : designing a utopian person (Gustave)

    7.09 : designing a utopian person (Gustave)

    Our journey along the utopian Solacene Mt. Rushmore continues: rather than discussing an inspirational figure from history, this discussion sees us pluck one from our imaginations. Gustave, the everyman, who will embody beauty, sustainability, and tactility, like all true Solacites can.

    Contact the hosts or check out our ZINES and CLOTHES: https://www.solacene.org

    • 43 min
    7.08 : taking inspiration from fictional characters

    7.08 : taking inspiration from fictional characters

    The phenomenon of the "literally me" character, though age-old, has gained new fervor in our age of pop culture and the internet. This episode features a discussion of said heroes through the utopian Solacene lens- rather than talking about those characters we identify with, we each focus on one who can act as an aspirational figure, a narrative north star from whom we can take lessons both individually and socially.

    Contact the hosts or check out our handmade Solacene clothes: https://www.solacene.org

    • 52 min
    7.07 : Mary Evelyn Tucker

    7.07 : Mary Evelyn Tucker

    What are the idols attempting to fill the void of spiritual meaning in our culture? How can world religions be united with ecological concerns to solve modern problems? What exactly is Zen Christianity?

    This episode features a discussion of these questions and more, as we continue our 'Rushmore' semester with a focus on author, professor, and expert on religious ecology, Mary Evelyn Tucker.

    Contact the hosts or check out some handmade Solacene beautiful sustainable tactile clothes: https://www.solacene.org

    • 58 min

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