Fundamentals of Game Design

About the event

About the creator: Abhishek Lamba is a ludologist, writer, systems thinker, and new media creator. They co-created SHASN:AZADI, a semi-cooperative board game that launches players into the biggest freedom struggles across history. AZADI was the first board game ever to win an award at the prestigious Games For Change Awards in New York. Abhishek has worked as a teacher, creating and conducting workshops around game design, gender, and science. A poet, they have pursued their passion by writing a piece every day for the past 4 years. Abhishek is proudly non-binary.

About the workshop: Learn the fundamentals of game design with Abhishek Lamba, co-creator of the award winning SHASN: AZADI. Over the course of two hours, and a unique, educational game about gender, the workshop teaches you about the 3 fundamental ingredients that are at the foundation of every game. This is a one of a kind glimpse into the world of games, revealing the potential of game design for social impact.

Date: 18th August, 2023, Friday | Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM


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The Ice Factory at Ballard Estate (IFBE) is an experimental laboratory for transdisciplinary practices across modern and contemporary architecture, art, and pedagogy. The conserved and refashioned structure is itself a historical object; its complexity, diversity, and paradoxical forms of architecture are instruments for the invention of knowledge. Malik Architecture has created an architecture that does not settle, one with spaces to breathe through a crystallization and mutation of traditional, modern, and contemporary experiments. A century-old embodiment... of “the dreams that stuff is made of.” IFBE’s community of architects, artists, scholars, and students exists in the expanding complexity and multiplicity of the present without sacrificing a fidelity to pasts and archiving, to build and chronicle in the here and now, what Reinhard Koselleck felicitously called “futures past.”