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IAP 2020: Playing Counter-Colonialism in the Americas

January 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until January 22, 2020

Independent Activities Period 2020
Enrollment: 16 participants: Advance sign-up required
Participants can sign up for either, or both, days. Sign-up by 01/17

Location: 9-255 City Arena

Play is used as a way to fortify the status of those who control the play or are its heroes. The Western colonial mindset still permeates games and gaming culture. The MIT Game Lab and MIT COLAB works to challenge these ideas and create alternative narratives. In this two-day workshop, we will meet artists and academics doing creative work with cultural engagement, look at and play examples of counter-colonial and decolonization games, and engage creatively with these questions. The workshop consists of a mix of presentations, discussion, gameplay, and creative exercises. Participants will get the chance to test and give feedback on a game prototype currently being developed at the MIT Game Lab.

Tuesday Schedule:

2 pm Presentation: Rik Eberhardt & Mikael Jakobsson
2:30 pm Playtest: Promesa
4 pm Coffee
4:15 pm Presentation: Rosa Colón Guerra
5 pm  Creative Group Activity I
6-8? pm Pizza & Board Games for those who like

Wednesday Schedule:

2 pm Presentation: Shey Rivera
3 pm Creative Group Activity II
4 pm Coffee
4:15 pm Presentation: Jo Cosme
5 pm Group Play Session


January 21, 2020
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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9-255 City Arena
105 Massachusetts Ave, Building 9
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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