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SPIEL! Games as Critical Practice

The Festival SPIEL! Games as Critical Practice of the Basel Hochschule für Musik FHNW is dedicated to the creative power of games and playing.

Everybody plays games, is fascinated by games and presses PLAY buttons dozens of times each day. How do we become media-competent gamers, and not just pawns of gamification?  

This and much more is the subject of our festival SPIEL! Games as Critical Practice.  At the end of January 2023, the Hochschule für Musik FHNW in Basel will be holding concerts, lectures, performances and discussions to examine social, technological and aesthetic issues playfully and critically, starting from music – in academic lectures as well as in a Real World Audio Game, in a Rave Séance and in a "Spielhölle”. During the day in the foyer of the Basel Theatre, in the evening at the Musik-Akademie or the Jazz Campus.  

Date and time

Jan 26, 2023 - Jan 29, 2023 iCal