On November 4, join Parsons' social interest gaming laboratory, PETLab, for Re:Activism, a new team-based urban street game that explores the history of activism in New York City. This event is presented in association with the exhibition OURS: Democracy in the Age of Branding, now on view in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons. Re:Activism is featured in an online gallery as part of the exhibition.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Those interested should register online and come equipped with a cell phone to navigate through the game.
Participants will rely on mobile technology to lead them on a tour of Lower Manhattan, through sites of historic protests and riots. Throughout the course of the game, players will learn the skills they need to become effective activists.
This is only one of a series of programs related to the exhibition. Please visit the OURS website for more information on upcoming events.