Video game culture comes to civic centres and libraries

Video game culture comes to civic centres and libraries

Smart City. A series of free activities have been organised by libraries and civic centres as part of the “Gameplay” exhibition, to invite reflection on the world of video games and its influence on our society.

As part of the “Gameplay” exhibition, which you can visit at the Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture (CCCB) until 3 May, the Ignasi Iglésias - Can Fabra and Zona Nord libraries and the Can Clariana, El Carmel, El Coll - La Bruguera, La Sagrera “La Barraca” and Zona Nord Civic Centres are organising a series of free activities on the world of video games and its influence on our society.

Launched by the city’s libraries and civic centres, the programme features 25 free activities, aimed at people of all ages, and is on until 29 April. The series includes guided tours of the CCCB’s exhibition, workshops on related disciplines (digital narrative, development of video games, and video games and reflection), talks on how these games can affect young people and children, audiovisual screenings and concerts recovering soundtracks from various video games.

The series is also organising a retro games fair (at the Zona Nord Library and Can Clariana), a video game day event at the La Sagrera Civic Centre and a travelling market of crafts and items made with video games at the Ignasi Iglésias – Can Fabra library.

Video-gamification

An exhibition entitled “Gameplay” journeys to the origins of video games and highlights the impact they have had on digital popular culture and on art and society. The exhibition is designed as a space for recreation and reflection, where you can play and (re)discover the video game culture.

“Gameplay” also invites reflection on our society’s growing video-gamification, from mobile telephone games to serious games, educational video games with apps that go beyond entertainment.

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