In cooperation with Ghent University, Cultuurconnect and imec, De Krook library in Ghent hosts a range of talks on culture, media, entrepreneurship, education and innovation.
Next Tuesday, March 28, the focus will be on the cultural value of video games. Four experts from different fields share their insights on the topic and throughout the evening you get the chance to discover games with added cultural value.
Jeroen Bourgonjon explains why so many libraries, museums and cultural centers alike have games on offer. Games may have the potential to become an important cultural form, but can they hold their own when compared to literature? Marino De Wilde explains how games will play an important role in De Krook library.
Bram Michielsen, co-founder of proud FLEGA member The House of Indie, will present some of the most intriguing games that were featured at Screenshake, the international indie game festival he organises in Antwerp, over the years.
Jürgen Van Lerberghe is a librarian that values the importance of games so much that he built a complete system around it in the library of Kortrijk. During his talk, he will encourage librarians and provide them with tips to start working with video games in their own library.
Devillé Arcade, with the help of the cultural center of Deurne and Cultuurconnect developed a mobile arcade. The games on offer stimulate cooperation and focus on accessibility above anything else. During their talk, you get to hear about the project from start to finish, and you’ll be able to test out some of the games yourself.
Doors open at 7 PM. The event is free for all but you might want to sign up to secure a seat. See you there!