Anti-semitic urban games – Echàd Games

Anti-Semitic Urban Games in Venice
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Date(s) - 04/11/2021 - 10/11/2021
All day

Venice, Italy

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According to research conducted by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights published in 2018 and conducted in 12 member countries, anti-Semitic sentiment is getting worse and hundreds of Jews questioned by official sources said they had suffered an anti-Semitic physical attack, while 28% said they had been harassed. Episodes of racism and anti-Semitic violence threaten the safety of part of the European population, that of Jewish faith, but also compromise the preservation of a historical, cultural, architectural heritage that is an integral part of European history that in the past contributed to the development of important European cities like Amsterdam, Hamburg, Venice.

“Echàd: anti-semitic urban games” aimed to involve a total of 70 young people and youth workers from 7 European organizations for the implementation and application of urban games related to the issue of anti-Semitism. The design and design of the games took narrative cues from the Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare, historical cues from the events that took place in Venice following the 1938 racial laws and cultural architecture during the visit to the Jewish museum and the urban spaces of the former Jewish ghetto from Venice.

The project promoted an innovative approach to non-formal education with the methods of Gamification and Games Design applied to Urban GAmes. Echàd has been designed to encourage non-formal learning, to provide useful methodologies for Youth Workers in knowing how to generate youth cohesion, participation and reflection on important
issues of our times.