Categories: labourgames
      Date: Jul 11, 2019
     Title: Final Video LABOURGAMES


This video is a recap of the last three years of the LABOURGAMES project and its different phases, its outcomes and game products.


You can reach the video on our Youtube Channel by clicking the image above or follow this link here.


LABOURGAMES was a three-year artistic research project. It questioned the relationship between work and play and creates innovative perspectives on the current work system in Europe – by producing games on this topic.


The overall project consisted of five components: ARTISTIC SEARCH, GAME JAMS, GAME DEVELOPMENT, ANCHOR EVENTS during the testing phase of the games and the DOCUMENTATION of the project process in digital form and as a print version.


All European project partners (DE, IT, GR, NL) worked together with local or national networks of cultural institutions, research organizations, trade unions and job placement service providers.


As a result of the ARTISTIC RESEARCH, a comprehensive report was compiled in 2017, which summarized the research on game development and working environments in the Netherlands, Greece and Germany and served as the basis for the subsequent GAME JAMS at the various locations.


During the six GAME JAMS in the participating countries about 50 game ideas were developed around topics around the work. Five of them will flow into specific game products in 2018 during the GAME DEVELOPMENT phase and then be disseminated.


In order to reach the wider public and different target groups, LABOURGAMES cooperated with established event structures – so-called ANCHOR EVENTS – such as the GameRome Festival, the PLAY Festival in Hamburg or the IT- Engineering conference of the labour union IG Metall.


Thus, game-loving young people were addressed as well as classic union members. Because the working world of the future affects us all.


An UN-CONFERENCE in Berlin in December 2016 served as the point of departure, while a RELEASE CONFERENCE in Rome in March 2019 concluded the project.


LABOURGAMES was a project initiated and co-ordinated by the Berlin-based art association urban dialogues in close collaboration with


The European partner network within the framework of the Creative Europe Culture programme consisted of Open State Foundation (NL), H.A.B.I.T. Research Group, University of Athens (GR) and Alternative Europee (IT).