European Projects, Free to Choose

FreeToChoose presents its final game prototype at the Rototom Sunsplash Festival

Benicássim, 18-19-20 August 2018.

WS2: Sociological Research – WS3: Game testing – WS4: Dissemination

Benicássim (Spain) – The final prototype of the FreeToChoose (FtC) game board aimed at tackling gender stereotypes among youngsters and adults acting in the educational or orientation field was presented at Rototom Sunsplash Festival in Benicassìm (Spain). The 25th edition of Rototom with its high rate of young participants coming from all over Europe was a perfect location for spreading project results and involving the target audience.

From the 18th to the 20th of August, there were three intense dissemination events within the “Magico Mundo” area, which is dedicated to educational new tendencies:

  • 18 August: Capitolina Diaz, the scientific supervisor of the FtC research (WS1) from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the University of Valencia (UNIVAL)–and the game designer Alan Mattiassi from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), leader of the WS2, gave respectively a presentation on “Mind the Gap & Coming out: gender stereotypes in Europe” and “FreetoChoose the game: design history and results”;
  • 19 – 20 August: several round tables were set up for the game sessions led by expert game masters and open to the participation of the project target groups (youngsters 16-29 years old).

FtC is a card board game where each participant will play a special character with the task of not falling in any gender stereotypes trap. The play tests conducted in Spain have given important feedbacks for the development of the final game, which will be  the result of multiple game sessions carried out also in Italy (Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Emilia Romagna), Portugal and Slovenia.