Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

OP=OP XPUB Publication Presentation & Game night – WORM – 10.12.16

OP=OP XPUB Publication Presentation & Game night – WORM – 10.12.16

Time: 19:00 – 19:30 Presentation & 19:30 – 23:00 Game and snacks!
Location: WORM, (Slash Gallery) Boomgaardsstraat 71, 3012 XA, Rotterdam
Admission: Free

OP=OP is the first special issue conceptualised, developed and produced this Autumn by the students from the Experimental Publishing course (XPUB) of the PZI Media Design Master. Derived from Monopoly, the publication takes the form of a board game that explores the topic of scarcity, with players competing for assets, services and raw materials, following their pre-defined agendas, establishing both regulated and unregulated trade transactions, while witnessing an accelerating depletion of all resources. By amplifying, modifying, and adding to the initial rules of Monopoly, OP=OP aims at triggering discussions on property, trades, ecology, and markets, thus breaking through the consumerist sugarcoating culture of the infamous board game, and bring back to light its origin as a critical device.

Come get your copy of the limited publication/board hybrid and play the game with us on the 10th of December at 19:00 WORM Rotterdam (Slash Gallery)! We will serve special ‘dumpster dived’ food and snacks for all the players, and screen randomised extracts from WORM’s Piratebay in relation to the special issue theme!

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