Are you Game? Presenting Cultural Heritage by Playing at CEU

March 16, 2017

Games and playing are essential parts of human life that show significant cultural variation and reflect the changes in society. However, their role as an element of cultural heritage and the social identity of various communities is often underestimated. This is why a group of first-year students in the Cultural Heritage Studies Program at CEU (CHSP) chose games as the topic of the annual project of the Cultures in Danger Student Initiative. The output of the project was a four-day long event series at CEU and the Collective Imagination: Reconstructing the Practice of Traditional Games exhibition, open through the end of March. Through the Are you Game series, the initiative aimed to raise awareness about the cultural value, variety and transformation of playing and games by presenting games of different cultures and ages....