Unsettling Settlers: Intervention - Live Board Game Playing Event
Date and time
Art Gallery of Regina (Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre)
2420 Elpinstone Street
Directions: The Art Gallery of Regina is located inside the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre. The building is located on a private drive West of Elphinstone Street, further West from the Senior's Centre. The closest bus stop is Elphinstone Street @ College Avenue. Regina Transit buses 7, 8, 9, and 10 stop at this stop. There is a two-minute walk along a paved path from the bus stop to the front entrance.
Offered in English.
Wheelchair accessible and is a relaxed performance.
Unsettling Settlers: Intervention - Live Board Game Play Event
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 will join the artist to host three tables in a re-invented experience of the popular board game that favours dialogue, negotiation and collaboration over conquest. Through gameplay, 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.
Reserve your free spot at a hosted table of your choosing to learn and play Golboo Amani's Unsettling Settlers board game, presented in the Art Gallery of Regina's exhibition View from the Edge of the World.
All are welcome. Snacks provided.
This event is presented in partnership with Common Weal Community Arts and Comic Readers and co-presented with Common Weal Community Arts.
Art Gallery of Regina
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This event is part of a hub:
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