Housing the Human Festival
Oct 19 8pm
Immerse yourself in the struggles of “Bartertown,” a game and fictional land that asks how new networks of care and sociability can emerge in a world without money. This event stages Bartertown as a life-size board game, in which players must brave disasters such as climate change, a stock market crash or even a divorce. Players exchange favors and resources to survive, using unique ‘powers’ that trade in alternate forms of currency: property, inventiveness, mobility, generosity and influence. Whether they win or lose, dominate or inspire, players will explore unexpected ways to strategize, negotiate, and reshape both the city and the home through a new economy of favors and resource-sharing.
This event brings together prominent decision-makers from the Rathaus, boardroom, university, studio, and home to work collaboratively with each other and the audience. During a two-hour public event at Berlin’s Radialsystem art venue, participants are invited to both build on their expertise and step outside their own frame of reference. Join us to engage in the collaborative process game play across disciplines and mindsets.
Designer: Janette Kim, Urban Works Agency at California College of the Arts, San Francisco
Host: Forecast, with Freo Majer, Anja Gӧbel, Patrick Liwitzki
Supported by the Future Architecture Platform.]