Occasional Talk with Alexandrina Agloro

Alexandrina Agloro

Bodies, Borderlands and Games: Participatory Design and Community-Based Interactive Media

Why are games so compelling, and how can we harness the power of interactive media for social good? Alexandrina Agloro will discuss how participatory design and community-based methodologies can contribute to the ways we think about organizing and implementing activism using interactive media as a decolonial tool.

She will share recent projects such as the Latinx Pacific Archive, ovulation tracking jewelry, and alternate reality game “The Resisters.” These projects incorporate pieces of reimagining archives, culturally relevant education, game development and tools for reproductive justice. She will share her experience about teaching and learning through design and the limits and possibilities of design and play for social justice.

Department: 
School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Contact: 
Melissa Waite
Feb 1 2018 - 1:30pm
Location: 
Coor Hall, room 5536
Campus: 
Tempe campus
Price: 
Free