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SheDragons: a game design workshop about gender

NGO Genderhood in the framework of Meet and Code organizes the online event SheDragons: a game design workshop about gender. The event will take place via Zoom on Tuesday 30 September, 17: 00-20: 00 and pre-registration is required. Aimed at young people 18-24 years old regardless of gender.

It is an online workshop that invites young people to design serious digital games, while paving the way for combating gender stereotypes through interactive inclusion stories. Through experiential learning methods it explains the basic principles of gender equality in everyday practice, summarizes basic knowledge of code and serious purpose game design and combines different tools to promote gender equality.

The practical part of the workshop includes a hands-on training of the participants / subjects. Using accessible tools (bitsy game maker, twine, ARIS) the team will become familiar with a DIY game design and digital storytelling to create empowerment stories.

The event invites young people (18-24 years old) of any gender to experiment with user-friendly tools. The participation is addressed to people with or without experience in game design, provided that the equal gender quota is observed.

The main goal is to create games that relate to gender stories and introduce the concept of responsibility for social change in the digital space. At the same time, the foundations are being laid for the creation of an incubator of creators for future collaborations in a direction of equality.

Behind the Meet and Code are SAP, Haus des Stiftens gGmbH and the partners / ideas of the network of TechSoup European countries (for us in Greece Impact Hub Athens).

A few words about the instructor

Maria Saridaki spends her time observing, planning and curating interaction actions with the game as the main tool.

She is a cultural administrator and researcher at the University of Athens. Her PhD is focused on interactions through play and applied games for students with and without mental disabilities. He also has a postdoc in digital storytelling. Since 2007 he has been working in various play zones with various wonderful people in various cities around the world, creating festivals, projects, games, workshops, schools and communities.

Learn more about Maria: www.morethangames.tumblr.com

A few words about Genderhood

Genderhood is a non-profit organization that educates and promotes gender equality. Defends human rights through active learning and art practices. The organization organizes educational programs, socio-cultural activities and creative workshops aimed at all children and adults of all ages. The mission of Genderhood is to contribute to a society where all individuals can make the most of their potential, regardless of gender.

Learn more about Genderhood: www.genderhood.org

* Participation is free.
** Required registration form until 09/29:
https://forms.gle/qMr8JuXVnJSAQD288