If the weather is nice, the Resilience Plaza event will be held outside, nearby the entrance of the Corum conference center, to invite the general public to join conference participants. In case of bad weather, it will be held in the “salon du Belvédère”.
Like all distributed simulation tools, games have the ability to rapidly generate complex interactions and dynamics between decision centers that can reflect – sometimes in a stylized way – the actual reality of some social-ecological systems. Usually, games constitute very specific
settings, out of time and out of context, where players and games are supposed to be disconnected from current contingencies. Hence, after a session, participants have the opportunity to disqualify their behavioral patterns exhibited during the game: “It was just a game.” Still, games can temporarily create a space for “potential realities.” When the game stops, during the debriefing, the relation to the real world might be debated and collective learning might be explicitly acknowledged.
Resilience Plaza will offer you the possibility to test a few games that some of the participants in the conference have designed. With imperfect information, under time pressure, and with the outcome of your decision being strongly influenced by the decisions of the other players – will you be able to work your way through the common-pool resource dilemma you are going to face..?