18th March 2019

HOMELESS MONOPOLY PROJECT

Homeless Monopoly will create a prototype board-game featuring real life testimonies and scenarios of homeless and ex-homeless people in the Coventry area, contributed through partnership with Coventry Cyrenians and Coventry University and Warwick University. The game will be piloted with local schools with the aim of raising awareness and encouraging empathy in young people, for those issues faced by Coventry’s homeless and street-sleepers.

Using co-creative arts methodology and the approach of gamification, Homeless Monopoly will engage Cyrenians volunteers, secondary, tertiary students and research practitioners in a new collaboration with tangible outcomes to be presented as prototype board game and demonstration location-based gamified city walking trail.

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We have had three workshops so far with the clients and volunteers at Cyrenians Head Office and also met with the university students last week who are going to be producing the graphics for the board game.