In the Public game of Interspecies Assemblies we plan the first ever The Interspecies Festival of Finsbury Park.
The Festival will be a gathering for all species to showcase our histories and cultures, our interests and expertises. Like a Festival of Britain or a World's Fair, it will be a place of discovery, marvels and broadened horizons. But it can only be planned if humans collaborate with all the species of the park to present ideas.
Assemblies are powered by the Sentience Dial.
Before joining the Assemblies The Sentience Dial allocates each of us a mentor representing one of 7 species based in Finsbury Park. These include a tree, a bee, a goose, the grass, a squirrel, a stag beetle and a dog. We are then guided through a process to develop our own game character based on what we learn, and ultimately to represent our Species Mentor.
Which feats of strength, agility, endurance, healing, dance navigation, speed or song will we showcase to grow cultural understanding and celebrate the biodiversity of Finsbury Park?
It’s up to all of the players of The Interspecies Assemblies Game.
The Interspecies Assemblies will run online on Mondays during August (2nd, 9th and 16th) and in person on Saturday 21st, where the session will be hosted outdoors at Furtherfield Gallery/Commons, following the UK government guidelines on social distancing.
By planning together the Interspecies Festival human people learn about the lives and needs of others. They learn how to connect more deeply with all the species of the park through the creation of a festival for all.Join the Interspecies Assemblies!