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07 · 11 · 2016

Stockholm: Culturability Workshop on Gaming in cooperation with Mojang

During this year’s Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) in Stockholm, Nordic Council of Ministers and the Culturability BSR project organized  a workshop on Gaming. The Forum is hosted by the Swedish Government together with the Nordic Council of Ministers in close cooperation with the European Commission.

Gaming as an instrument in regional improvement is one of several initiatives under the Culturability BSR project- a flagship project in the EUSBSR action plan.

 

The list of distinguished speakers were headed of Vu Bui, COO of Minecraft developer Mojang.

In addition to the workshop, a concrete model on how to use the gaming platform Minecraft as an interactive tool to envisage macro-regional development priorities was presented. A prototype was made of the city of Copenhagen by Geoboxers Nynne Sole  Dalå.

 

The possibilities and potentials of the Minecraft platform were demonstrated in the presence of the Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, the Finnish Prime Minister, Juha Sipilä, and the Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Dagfinn Høybråten.

 

Project and workshop was presented by Simon Drewsen Holmberg Director of DCI in the Baltic States and developed  by Olaf Gerlach Hansen, Senior Consultant at DCI.  The workshop was opened by Ginta Tropa from Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Riga

 

The Strategy Forum is hosted by the Swedish Government together with the Nordic Council of Ministers in close cooperation with the European Commission. The Forum was held on 8-9 November 2016 at the Brewery Conference Centre in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

 

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven and Secretary General for Nordic Council of Ministers Dagfinn Høybråten
Minecraft Model of Copenhagen produced by GeoBoxers.

Participants:
Vu Bui, COO, Mojang
Olaf Gerlach-Hansen, Danish Cultural Institute
Nynne Sole Dalå, GeoBoxers (DK)
Kristiina Urb/Creativity Lab (EST) (TBC)
Lissa Holloway-Attaway, PA Education
Jaana Simula (Pori/UBC)

 

Main organiser
Nordic Council of Ministers

Seminar contact person
Jan Widberg

Seminar partner organisations
Simon Drewsen Holmberg, Danish Cultural Institute in the Baltics
Olaf Gerlach-Hansen, Danish Cultural Institute in Copenhagen

 

Photo: Mojang.com

Cultural Gaming – Culturability BSR

Cultural Gaming is also a theme in the Baltic Region Project Culturability BSR – Culture for Sustainable Development is one of the Flagships under the EU Action Plan for the Baltic Sea Region.