VideoGaming & Media

Opening Narratives of Migration & Displacement in Video Games

Corey Brotherson and Florent Maurin

Corey Brotherson (The Windrush Tales) and Florent Maurin (Bury Me, My Love) speak about the process of creating games led by lived experience of migration and displacement. Presented at the PopChange X Platforma Youth Retreat, hosted as part of the Platforma 5 Festival, The Gulbenkian, Kent, October 2019. https://popchange.co.uk/events/pop-cu…

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PopChange (Pop Culture & Social Change) is a pioneering initiative from Counterpoints Arts exploring how the power of pop culture can be harnessed for social change — shifting the way we talk, think and feel about migration and displacement. Platforma arts and refugee network supports and develops arts and culture by, about and with refugees and migrants.

Platforma is managed by Counterpoints Arts in partnership with organisations across the country. Every two years we run the Platforma Festival in a different part of England. Platforma 5, took place in Kent & Medway in October 2019.

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Corey Brotherson

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Corey Brotherson is an award-winning writer, editor and creative consultant, who has worked within the games industry since 2001 as a journalist, critic and content producer for some of the medium’s biggest brands, including Sony PlayStation, King and Apple.

Florent Maurin

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Florent Maurin graduated from journalism school in 2002 and worked for Bayard Presse for ten years, as a reporter & editorial manager for Bayam. He then created The Pixel Hunt, a video games studio with a focus on reality-inspired games. The Pixel Hunt works for media (Lemonde.fr, France Télévisions) and public institutions (the Mucem, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France). In 2017, The Pixel Hunt launched its first independent game, the critically acclaimed Bury me, my Love.

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