Cultural Memory Game

Cultural memory in the context of community resilience

Cultural Memory Game

Cultural memory in the context of community resilience

Cultural Memory Game - game

Nowadays a thriving metropolis, an anonymous city Cultural Memory Game is set in, witnessed a severe disaster almost a century ago. However, with an influx of new people and no major disaster having occurred since then, players (assuming the roles of city inhabitants) are blissfully neglecting any need for implementing prevention and preparedness measures… until the next disaster strikes.

Nowadays a thriving metropolis, an anonymous city Cultural Memory Game is set in, witnessed a severe disaster almost a century ago. However, with an influx of new people and no major disaster having occurred since then, players (assuming the roles of city inhabitants) are blissfully neglecting any need for implementing prevention and preparedness measures… until the next disaster strikes.

The game draws on the concept of cultural memory as the key factor contributing to community resilience. The bits and pieces of past catastrophic events are scattered around the city, offering prompts to those who are ready to relate facts. Will you use your time to visit the Local Museum or would you rather opt for a shopping spree? The choice is yours, but it will certainly affect your future!

Culutral Memory Game - game board

The game draws on the concept of cultural memory as the key factor contributing to community resilience. The bits and pieces of past catastrophic events are scattered around the city, offering prompts to those who are ready to relate facts. Will you use your time to visit the Local Museum or would you rather opt for a shopping spree? The choice is yours, but it will certainly affect your future!

Culutral Memory Game - game boards

The game has been played by the inhabitants of earthquake-exposed Volos (Greece) and flood-prone Dordrecht (the Netherlands). The game is a useful tool available to teachers and educators to raise the awareness of the role of cultural memory in the face of adversity.

The game has been played by the inhabitants of earthquake-exposed Volos (Greece) and flood-prone Dordrecht (the Netherlands). The game is a useful tool available to teachers and educators to raise the awareness of the role of cultural memory in the face of adversity.

Benefits

Learn from the past to shape your present and future

Learn from the past to shape your present and future

Understand the role of cultural memory in developing resilience

Understand the role of cultural memory in developing resilience

Master decision-making in an uncertain environment

Master decision-making in an uncertain environment

Interpret and relate facts

Interpret and relate facts

Set and align your goals

Set and align your goals

Technical details

<strong> 1 - 2 hours</strong>

1 - 2 hours

<strong>6-12 players</strong>

6-12 players

<strong> 2 tables</strong>

2 tables

Download the game

You can download the game (elements that can be printed) and the instructions on how to run the game.

Read Terms of use. You can also invite us to run a game workshop for you, take part in the training for moderators and order a set of the game.

 It cannot be distributed on another website. If you want to modify our game, please contact us.

Translate the game to your language

You can run the game in the native language of your participants.

Contact us for further information how to do that!

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 653874

The game was designed and developed in the project “European Disasters in Urban centres: a Culture Expert Network” within the EU Horizon 2020 Programme.