No More Hero: Larp as a Collective Journey

Is the larp killing storytelling? Or is it reinforcing it?




We are storytelling animals. We all love stories and we need that. But there is a potential clash between storytelling and experience, between narrative and participation. Is the larp killing storytelling? Or is it reinforcing it?

Let’s see if we can learn something from this mess: ideas, reflections and hopefully a weapon against capitalism. Alessandro Giovannucci is an Italian award-winner larp designer and theorist. He co-founded Chaos League and wrote the Southern Way manifesto.

As an organizer he wrote international larp (Sahara Expedition, Bunker 101, Black Friday) and chamber larp translated in several languages. Alessandro is also a musician and a lecturer, curious, friendly and proudly antifa. And he sucks at writing short bios.

This talk was recorded at Nordic Larp Talks Oslo 2021, at Deichmanske bibliotek / Oslo Public Library, Grünerløkka Branch. The event was produced in conjunction with the 2021 Knutepunkt conference by the Nordic Larp Talks team and Participation Design Agency with support from Uppfinnar-Johnny provided additional equipment. Nordic Larp Talks is a series of short, entertaining, thought-provoking and mind-boggling lectures about projects, ideas and design practice from the Nordic and collaborative traditions of live action role-playing.

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