So you want to imagine a different world? Start with urban play. Reworlding is speculative and relational world building, focusing on nurturing and developing existing patterns in culture, the environment, and society; evolution over revolution. This involves everyday actions for change through DIY skills, speculative design thinking, and a gentle reminder that the apocalypse may already be here–as one world collapses, how can we start building the next?
Join an experiment in shared world creation in an immersive role-playing game on the streets of Collingwood ten years into the future. The design of this original game is informed by research by urbanists, designers, artists, First Peoples, policymakers and gamemakers on design and cities. What kind of world will you build together? Play to find out.
Players at the end of a world enter into a street game level created for urban spaces surrounding Collingwood Yards through collaborative, imaginative and creative play. Assemble your collective, explore and remap the local neighbourhood, then play out the result through tabletop roleplay. Did you create the world we want?
Workshops will be facilitated by the RMIT Future Play Lab, a research lab developing playful and playable cities, led by artist / play designer Dr Troy Innocent, and situated within Collingwood Yards, an affordable, long term home for arts and creativity.