Visionary Play

Human reality is shaped through stories.  Ice-9 engages people, young and old, in complex problems such as climate change, social exclusion, and biodiversity loss through a growing toolkit of cooperative storytelling games and activities.

Visionary play spaces are safe containers to grow the power of our imaginations and try the impossible. Visionary play immerses participants into a set of real-world problems with diverse stakeholders. Many of our key problems are complex, interconnecting webs of ethical, social, ecological, and economic goals and constraints. Play-based activities help groups experience complex systems from many positions. As a result, participants gain a system-level overview and develop system-level intentions and interventions.

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