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Designer for Climate Change Board Game

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City Atlas, a project of Artist As Citizen | New York, NY
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City Atlas, a project of Artist As Citizen


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Published 28 days ago

February 21, 2020
May 22, 2020
February 14, 2020
$16 hour
15 - 20

In 2018, we designed a board game about the future of New York City, and now we’ve been invited to design a game about the future of the Caribbean, in collaboration with a team in the US Virgin Islands.

Energetic, our game about NYC, has over 100 sets in distribution, and is now used by universities (including Yale, Carnegie Mellon, and Vanderbilt) and high school classes. The Caribbean game will be distributed both in the Caribbean, to reach the public, and in the US, to show how climate change will impact a region where many Americans have family ties or have visited. Our partner in developing the game is the Caribbean Green Technology Center at the University of the Virgin Islands.

We seek a design intern with strong skills in simple, clear graphic design, and a desire to teach through games.

The new game will draw on work we did for Energetic in NYC, but will shift the measurements to ones appropriate for island communities with small populations, less energy demand, more enjoyment of and dependence on natural surroundings.

About us:

City Atlas is a public-facing project about the future of New York City, founded in 2011 with a Cultural Innovation Fund Award from the Rockefeller Foundation. City Atlas is built and operated by Artist As Citizen, Inc., a 501(c)3 corporation, under the guidance of the Institute for Sustainable Cities at Hunter College. The mission of City Atlas is to help New Yorkers understand and prepare for the future of the city, as described in the reports of New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC), the IPCC, and C40.org, and to strengthen the democratic process towards equitable responses to climate change.

In 2018, we designed a board game about the future of New York City, and now we’ve been invited to design a game about the future of the Caribbean, in collaboration with a team in the US Virgin Islands.

Energetic, our game about NYC, has over 100 sets in…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Academic Credits
  • Paid

Benefits

In addition to a stipend, the design intern receives credit in the game notes, and academic credit is possible as well.

In addition to a stipend, the design intern receives credit in the game notes, and academic credit is possible as well.

How to Apply

Please provide resume, cover letter, and link to portfolio.

Please provide resume, cover letter, and link to portfolio.

Location

Institute for Sustainable Cities at Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue; Rm 1216 Hunter East, New York, NY 10019

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