Critical Play

Critical Play - student project

Critical Play is an activity framework for revealing complexities in social and infrastructural systems, activating community members and strengthening organizations.

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The Critical Play app provides a structured process for organizations to connect, learn from, and activate their community members - addressing critical, and often difficult topics crucial for meaningful dialogue and change.

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The Critical Play process is broken into five stages: Exploration, Awareness, Understanding, Activation, and Adoption. Each stage includes activities that are designed to adapt to each organization’s goals. They leverage performance methods and play to tackle difficult topics. The activities are self run, transforming the participants into facilitators.

Draft example of one of these activities below:

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Next steps:

Adapt layout for usability (readability, flow, etc).

Kelly Jo

Creative Strategist