Workshop on Structures of Care and Accessibility

Thursday, February 9, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

To effectively design games with marginalized perspectives in mind, the representation of people from those marginalized groups, both in terms of content and who gets to be on the development team, is absolutely vital. Yet, representation alone can only go so far: to truly decolonize game development, it is not enough to just have marginalized people on one's team, but also to structurally transform said team's working conditions to ensure equity for all members, and to not simply replicate the usual hierarchical power structures.

In this workshop, members of the worker cooperative game studio Soft Chaos will discuss how building structures of care and accessibility into the team's day-to-day working environment can strengthen the creative process of developing games, and will lead participants in interactive exercises to inspire them to bring similar ideas to their own work contexts.

The workshop will take place online over two hours.