Now Play This: Special Events
Alongside the exhibition, each day has its own collection of special events…
On Friday we’ll focus on the processes of making games – with a Code Liberation Foundation game-making workshop for women and non-binary people in the morning (booking required), and an afternoon of microtalks from 3pm to 7: Holly Nielsen on board games and history, Gregory Kogos on alternative controllers, Frog Croakley on the process of inventing a thousand games, Lucy Stylianou on making an autobiographical game, Ben Drummond from Big Potato on the design of board game packaging, plus Lee Shang Lun, Zuraida Buter, Jono Sandilands, Tatiana Vilela and more. We’ll also show Gibson/Martelli’s MAN A through the afternoon, and Shailesh Prabhu’s new sport Dariya Kanare.
On Saturday it’s a day for more games – with apocalyptic Anthropo-Scenic Golf, broom-based sport-game Sweeper Keeper, drop-in workshops Toy Generator and Affix, and a board games showcase throughout the day. From 6:30pm to 8:00 that evening, we’ll have talks on interaction and play in public spaces from Ruth Gibson (Gibson/Martelli), Ashvin de Vos (Variant Office) and Toby Parkin (Science Museum) – encompassing fine art, architecture and curation.
On Sunday, our new outdoor game is Overthrown, plus there’s more Anthropo-Scenic Golf, puzzle-solving and plague-fighting, and a day of strange and experimental controllers.