Game Workplace helps people and organizations to gain new insights by means of real life games by immersing them in a game reality and / or played characters. Although these real life games are facilitated by gamefacilitators, the participants in the game make the most important contribution by literally stepping into the footsteps of another character and experiencing the world through the accompanying eyes. No acting experience is required for this: participants are helped to crawl into this temporary skin by means of short exercises.
Pursued and experienced in the world of LARP, author of various game scenarios and the recently published book ‘Live action Role-Playing; het spel, het drama en de beleving’ (Dutch). In addition to his appointment at the Hogeschool Utrecht he also develops game scenarios, LARPs and reallifegames for third parties and advises with his company Intothemirror. Is co-founder of Spelwerkplaats. More information: www.intothemirror.nl
Real life game ‘Old & Wise’
“Everyone wants to grow old, but nobody wants to be old …”
In ‘Old & Wise’ we take a peek into the future that awaits us all …. being old. During this workshop you will crawl into the skin of an elderly person in a nursing home. You experience what it is like to lose control of your physical functions and your environment. While drinking coffee, talking and playing games, time slips through your fingers. Expect a realistic game that invites you to search for emotions and what confronts you with the absence of a goal in your life.
‘Old & Wise’ is a social interaction game. This experience game is aimed at policy makers, researchers, doctors and other stakeholders within and around care for the elderly. Participants learn in an innovative way to understand their patient target group, the perception of this target group and the (im) possibilities of being old. With these insights in mind, a projection is made into daily life.
NB: the workshop will be in Dutch only.