London Festival of Architecture, Cultural Olympiad 2012 – International Showcase, Greece
SARCHA POLYPOLIS Athens, a mindset-shifting Board Game
In the rapidly deteriorating Athens centre, players are assigned life-roles; immersed in an urban environment of economic recession, illegality, city-phobia and rising violence, the Athenians (Greeks and immigrants, shop owners, unemployed, land owners, investors, inhabitants, entrepreneurs, intellectuals, etc.) enter into an agonising and agonistic struggle to reset the city’s human, physical and natural resources. The players keep reflecting and acting upon 'real' city conditions, and watch the outcome of their decisions unfold on the game board. The Athenians of the Polypolis social game stand up to the challenge of the crisis and have the power to TRANSFORM the materiality of their city.
BE ONE OF THEM!
Book to play at www.polypolis.sarcha.gr (23 June, 15.00–17.00, Jeremy Bentham Room, Wilkins Building, Main Quadrangle, UCL, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT
Registration of attendance at the official London Festival of Architecture, Cultural Olympiad 2012: http://www.lfa2012.org/events/view/international-showcase-greece-polypolis-athens-become-an-athenian-and-experience-a-city-in-crisis-232
Strategic Partners of SARCHA in the UK: International Law and Theory Centre,University of Westminster; Urban Design MArch programme, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
The event is under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in London
Read more information on SARCHA: http://www.sarcha.gr/About.aspx
Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou