Based in Växjö, Sweden, this project explores how current energy paradigms can be challenged by energy approaches that work with agroecology and regenerative agriculture’s central commitment of not only maintaining but actively reviving and enhancing the health and resilience of local ecosystems.

Funded by the Swedish Energy Agency, the project engages members of the public interested in the crucial problems of contemporary energy practices through creative, community-inspired experiments with alternative approaches to energy provision. This can include local farmers, growers and energy enthusiasts, but also anyone interested in collectively exploring what possible forms a regenerative energy practice might take.

Through a number of events, Energy and Agriculture Open Labs, podcast series (coming soon!), and free to replicate small-scale prototypes, we hope to collectively experiment with and share a range of regenerative energy practices, concepts and principles able to generate new and challenging perspectives on energy provision aimed at supporting socioecological transformation.

Regenerative Energy Communities is a 3 year long research project funded by the Swedish Energy Agency, as part of their program People, Energy Systems and Society (MESAM), and is a collaboration between Linnaeus University (Department of Design+Change), Linköping University (Department of Technology & Social Change) and Basel Academy of Art and Design FHNW (Institute Experimental Design and Media Cultures).

Energy Crafting: Grow you own solar cell

23 & 24 September 2023 at We Are AIA Zurich

With 施 惟 捷 Shih Wei Chieh, Maya Minder, Wiriya Rattanasuwan, TITiPI (Femke Snelting, Martino Morandi) and Regenerative Energy Communities.

There are No Clean Lines at the Edge

Saturday, 10 June at WeAreAIA gallery Zurich

Public talk and discussion with Zeenath Hasan from TheDirt and Regenerative Energy Communities.

Energy Giveaway at the Humuspunk Library

Exhibition at Awareness in Art (AIA) gallery Zurich, curated by Regenerative Energy Communities.