The proposition of a feminist war game is a potentially uneasy one. War is traditionally the arena of men and hyper masculinity while women, LGBTQIA+ persons and people of colour are most often marginalized and victimized by war. Critical questions could be raised about the relationship between masculine systems and violence, questions that could be addressed in relation to the wealth of conflict-based games on the market. A feminist war game might also present historical anti-war feminist activism, re-humanize the dehumanizing and objectifying functions of traditional military systems, or subvert the mechanism of war.
The aim of this game jam is to have conversations about feminism and war through the creation of games.
WHERE AND WHEN
Dates: March 24-26 (Friday 6pm – 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm)
Location: OCAD, 230 Richmond Street W (3rd Floor Lab)
To register please email [email protected]
This jam will be held in a feminist space, and while open to all, please consult our safer spaces policy before registering. Participants will receive a small honoraria for taking part. Healthy breakfast and lunch to suit a variety of diets will also be provided on the Saturday and Sunday.