LABOURGAMES

2016-2019

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LABOURGAMES

 

is an innovation-oriented network project bringing together the »world of labour« with the »world of play« by allowing smart use of game principles and apply them in the working world to facilitate learning effects, decision-making and motivation.

 

A network of consortium partners from five European Countries (DE, UK, NL, IT and EL) with further »strategic partners« from the arts and game design, academia and research, labour market and the business world, open data organisations and the administration and policy field will generate new perspectives on the current labour system in Europe. Over a period of three years they will be creating both, self-developed games and an in-depth investigation of game principles in specific processes in the working world.

 

LABOURGAMES is comprised of five consecutive components: CREATIVE RESEARCH, GAME JAMS, GAME DEVELOPMENT, ANCHOR EVENTS and last but not least the production of an E-BOOK.

 

The project will develop a European network, in which different sectors and various experts come together. This network will work together in an ongoing exploration of the productive connection between the spheres of »play« and »work«, identifying ethical, cultural and legal questions in the process.

 

An ADVISORY BOARD, consisting of game developers, labour market experts, economists and scientists, will accompany the project throughout its life-time.

 

LABOURGAMES’ core element is a series of four GAME JAMS in the participating countries throughout 2017. These will develop 40 preliminary ideas for games. At least four of these game ideas will be part of a professional development process leading to four actual game products. In order to generate a broad impact, the games will then be played and tested at ANCHOR EVENTS in 2018, such as Game Festivals, Youth Gatherings of Trade Unions or professional fora.

 

Furthermore, an UN-CONFERENCE in Berlin in December 2016 and a RELEASE CONFERENCE in Rome in April 2019 will bookend the project.

 

LABOURGAMES is a project initiated and co-ordinated by Berlin-based art association urban dialogues in close collaboration with anschlaege.de. The European partner network within the framework of the Creative Europe Culture programme consists of The Art of Regeneration (UK), Open State Foundation (NL), H.A.B.I.T. Research Group, University of Athens (EL) and Alternative Europee (IT).

 


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