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Thursday, October 18 • 13:00 - 14:00
How to apply personal narrative to political context

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How do we design for empathy? How do we activate political consciousness through games? Can a focus on personal story bring us closer to political awareness?

Personal narrative is used as a powerful tool for communicating political need. By using live action roleplay as a platform to explore complex socio-political issues we create the conditions for a diversity of perspective through experiential learning. Using specific examples of live action roleplay games, this talk will outline how players gain an understanding and empathy to a believable other, what they can take with them from the game and what they can bring into the real world.

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Josefin Westborg

CEO, Lajvbyrån
Josefin Westborg is is one of the world’s leading designers in educational larps (live action roleplaying). She is based in Gothenburg, Sweden and has a background in game design and pedagogy and is one of the founders of Lekreativ/Lajvbyrån(the larp agency). In her daily job she... Read More →

Thursday October 18, 2018 13:00 - 14:00 CEST