If we want to stimulate innovation and open dialogue, we cannot always play by the rules. A certain amount of anarchy and tolerance towards the rules are indispensable to stimulate creativity and co-creation. Things don’t get really exciting until we move into a different field of play, expand our territory onto other gaming boards, admit new players or different elements. Usually, we play with our own kind of people, people from our own ‘tribe’. Within our own group, we are familiar with the ambitions, with those factors that contribute to success, and with the winners.
Presenting various perspectives by artists, designers and writers, this reader will try to guide you in understanding and approaching play as a synonym for social conduct and as practice for social intercourse.
Editorial / intoruduction by curator Freek Lomme
Authors: Florian Schneider, Freek Lomme, René ten Bos, Paul De Bruyne, Petra Van Brabandt, Laurence Scherz and Harvey Herman.
Artists: Heyheydehaas, Studio Julien Carretero, Thomas Lommée (in collaboration with Yorit Kluitman), Uglycute, Mireia c. Saladrigues, John Körmeling, Ryan Gander and Aurélien Froment.
Graphic design: Strange Attractors.
Published by Onomatopee
9 x 15 cm