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Event: Roundtable / Fall 2021


A watercolor background and text that says “Roundtable 1” Whitney “Strix” Beltran, Johanna Koljonen, Diana J. Leonard, Jaakko Stenros and Allen Turner, Tuesday, November 9, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Central European Time, on Zoom, Transformative Play Initiative, Department of Game Design with Uppsala University logo.Join us for our first roundtable in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series, this time with Whitney “Strix” Beltrán, Johanna Koljonen, Diana J. Leonard, Jaakko Stenros and Allen Turner!

When: Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Central European Time. 
Where: Online on Zoom

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In our first roundtable, we combine our five first speakers together in a panel to get to know more about them and their take on transformative play. After hearing: 

  • Whitney S. Beltrán talk about archetype work in character creation for player catharsis,
  • Johanna Koljonen talk about Nordic larp as a tool for social change,
  • Diana J. Leonard talk about role-playing marginalized characters,
  • Jaakko Stenros talk about the evolution of play and dark play, and
  • Allen Turner talk about the importance of the Trickster archetype...

...we are now bringing them together to explore transformative play in the past, present, and future.

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Last modified: 2022-10-25