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4th International Independent Videogames Festival in Berlin -
April 22 to 24, 2015 – plus extra Family Day
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Friday, April 24 • 15:00 - 15:30
Marie Foulston: Curating Videogames

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I’m a videogame curator. Is that a thing? It doesn’t sound like it should be a ‘thing’. I’ve certainly never found it on any of the profession tick boxes for the games conferences I’ve signed up for. Sure I get asked if I make videogames, or if I write about videogames, but never if I 'curate them'.

It started with a hobby project, putting Wild Rumpuses into the nightclubs of east London and leads up to today where I find myself as a curator (with a capital C) in the world’s largest museum of design with a major videogame exhibition proposal at my fingertips.

We don’t often talk about the people or the work behind events, exhibitions, or festivals but we should and we will now. Because we should all give a damn about bringing the videogames we love to wider creatively curious audiences and supporting the people who undertake that work.

The work of people who know the nuances, the diversity and the many many beautiful niches of this medium and are making a place for videogames in the history of design and culture.

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Marie Foulston

Director and Co-founder at Wild Rumpus + Curator of Digital Design V&A.


Friday April 24, 2015 15:00 - 15:30
Neue Heimat Revaler Str. 99, Berlin

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