POST GROWTH TOOLKIT (THE GAME)
[A GAME TO REPROGRAM OURSELVES OUT OF THE ECONOMIC GROWTH ORTHODOXY]
The Earth’s ecosystems are undergoing irremediable changes as a result of human development, the source of a number of crises whose consequences can be measured on the scale of the planet. Rethinking our way of coexisting with our environment requires us to reevaluate the continuous growth of our energy footprints. The Post Growth Toolkit game is an invitation to reprogram ourselves out of the economic growth orthodoxy. This critical game series highlights the material conditions necessary to maintain our current standard of living in order to better understand how we may reproduce these differently.
At the intersection of science and speculative fiction, the Post Growth Toolkit game proposes to literally reshuffle our world-views and to share stories, concepts and objects to re-examine how we are programmed and to stimulate new modes of understanding. It takes the form of a tactical card game: where small groups of players are invited to explore a number of key notions. The game becomes a means of transmission and collective debate intended to help participants find their bearings in a period of radical change.
Conception: DISNOVATION.ORG, Julien Maudet, Baruch Gottlieb, Pauline Briand And Clémence Seurat
Production: iMAL (BE)
Coproduction: Biennale Chroniques (FR)
With Support From: Production Intérieure Brute (FR), Artec Paris (FR), La Labomedia Orléans (FR), CNC – Dicréam (FR)
DISNOVATION.ORG is a research collective set up in Paris in 2012, whose core members include Maria Roszkowska (PL), Nicolas Maigret (FR), and Baruch Gottlieb (CA). They work at the interface between contemporary art, research and hacking, and compose tailor-made teams for each investigation together with academics, activists, engineers, and designers. Their recent artistic provocations challenge the widespread faith that ‘economic growth’ and ‘technological fixes’ will solve the ecosystemic disruptions they provoked in the first place, seeking to empower Post Growth imaginaries and practises. They recently co-edited A Bestiary of the Anthropocene with Nicolas Nova, an atlas of anthropic hybrid creatures, and The Pirate Book, an anthology about media piracy. DISNOVATION.ORG’s works have been exhibited, performed, published and reviewed worldwide including at the Centre Pompidou (Paris), transmediale (Berlin), the Museum of Art and Design (New York), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), FILE (Sao Paulo), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Strelka Institute (Moscow), ISEA (Hong Kong), Elektra (Montreal), China Museum of Digital Arts (Beijing), and the Chaos Computer Congress (Hamburg).