Playing Their Game: Gender and new initiatives in gaming .

Monday, March 8, 2021 15:00

For International Women’s Day, the French Institutes from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden come together to address common challenges and new initiatives within the world of games.

How can one design games that break out of the male gaze and to encourage a gender mix of players?
How do Safe Spaces function within the gaming community?
What impact can we see from initiatives addressing inequality and toxicity in games?

Invited speakers from different areas of expertise (game design, e-sports, research and activism) will discuss core questions impacting female and non-binary gamers.


Denmark: Andrea Brasch, writer and game director
Finland: Marke Kivijärvi, researcher, gender studies
Norway: Joakim Johansen Østby, researcher and senior lecturer, media studies
Sweden: Lillie Klefelt, founder of Female Legends
France: Audrey Leprince, President of Women in Games France, CEO The Game Bakers

Suzanne Berget, Norway, Editor in chief and guest lecturer

The event will be in English.