Border Riding

Jo Reid

A collaborative history-building game, played by drawing evolving town maps on overlaying sheets of paper. Border Riding explores how borders can create divisions between communities, and how petty village rivalries can turn into conflicts. By inventing communities and their border rituals you will explore how, in seeking safety from perceived threats, communities can vilify and warmly welcome those that fall outside of drawn borders.

Jo Reid is a filmmaker and games writer based in Glasgow. Her work explores memory, archives and the complicated ways we remember the past. Her first film "The Freedom Machine" has recently finished touring around Scotland after screening at the Glasgow Film Festival and she has recently released "Border Riding" with Stout Stoat Press, inspired by the folk festivals of her hometown in the Scottish Borders.