Unsettling Settlers: Intervention Live Board Game Play Event
DATE: Friday, October 6
TIME: game play event begins at 3 PM
LOCATION: Art Gallery of Regina, 2420 Elphinstone St.
An afternoon of live board game playing facilitated by artist Golboo Amani engages ardent gamers and novices alike in critically reflecting on colonialism in every aspect of our lives, including recreation, through her artwork Unsettling Settlers: Intervention.
Amani's socially-engaged artwork is a board game that interrupts the colonial narrative of the popular game Settlers of Catan by employing strategies that strengthen players' ability to imagine critical alternatives to and counter hegemonic narratives of settlement. Local artists trained by Amani in collaboration with Common Weal Community Arts host players at three tables in a re-invented experience of the popular board game that favours dialogue, negotiation and collaboration over conquest. Through game-play, participants confront biases that games such as Settlers of Catan strengthen and gain an understanding of the real effects and stakes of protest strategies to create change.
This event is presented in partnership with Common Weal Community Arts and Comic Readers.