Sunday, 12 July 2015

Harry Giles AIR 2015

I want to spend a week in Outlandia writing games for hikers: short, expressive games which foster deep and absurd connections with the West Highlands, its visitors and its ecologies. The games will engage social and ecological tensions playfully, aiming not to educate but to explore. Inspired by the tradition of “gamepoems”, the games will be beautiful and stimulating to read in themselves, and some may be unplayable but exciting to imagine. The residency will be spent researching and drafting the games by walking, sitting, observing, talking to hikers and asking them to play. Following the residency I will design the games for publication [...] that can be worn around the neck in plastic pockets, like maps.
All images courtesy Harry Giles

Casual games for casual hikers available here.