5th International Independent Videogames Festival in Berlin, April 20 to 22, 2016 – plus extra Family Day.

We’re still adjusting and adding things to the schedule, so keep checking it in the next days for updates!
Thursday, April 21 • 11:50 - 12:20
Hannah Nicklin: 2,010 People: Games in Socially Engaged Settings

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This is where it starts
An estate in Poplar, East London.
A tall blue-sky day
In Winter

Over the past 8 months Hannah has been in collecting stories from a housing estate in one of the most deprived boroughs of London; Teviot, made up of 2010 people. Over the past month, Hannah has been attempting to re-tell these stories as part of a new storytelling game with artwork from Michael Parkin. Teviot Tales represents an experimental approach to what we use games and game tools for. There are very few example of videogames tools being used in a community/socially engaged contexts, and Hannah is interested in how this might represents a pushing of the boundaries, both of socially-engaged arts and in games storytelling.

Hannah presents stories from her residency, a discussion of how and why she set out to make Teviot Tales, the troubles, challenges, and ethics of working with real stories, and reflects more widely on how games can (and have in the past) be used to explore social and class issues and stories.

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Hannah Nicklin

Hannah is a writer, game designer, performer & academic. She makes DIY theatre & games in public & community settings, working with orgs such as RSC, Invisible Flock, V&A, Gamecity, Social Housing Arts Network, UEL, Goldsmiths & in housing estates, swimming pools, city streets & rural... Read More →

Thursday April 21, 2016 11:50 - 12:20
Haubentaucher Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

Attendees (81)