Oct. 31, 2021

Ep. 12: Playing for deeper engagement on climate change

Ep. 12: Playing for deeper engagement on climate change

In this episode, learn how play can be used to provoke productive conversations about climate.

We chat with Harry Lee Shang Lun, the game designer of Convergence. Written in collaboration with Noongar researcher Cass Lynch, and commissioned by Arts House for Refuge 2021, Convergence is a hybrid web and tabletop experience that invites players to question what decisions they will make to create and break a world living through climate change. 

In this interview, we explore the power of play to imagine alternative futures living with climate change and test political decisions. We get comfortable with discomfort and consider why we need to push boundaries of trust in order to create a new shared future with loved ones. Sometimes play is the most radical thing you can do to find authentic connections outside of our current systems of oppression and inequality. 

Play Convergence online: https://convergence.place/

Visit Seed, Australia’s first Indigenous youth climate network: https://www.seedmob.org.au/

Recorded on 27 September 2021

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