Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

Footnotes Conference and Role Play


Footnotes is a Summer School for academics, professionals, students and curious people organised by School of Commons. It will take place from 29 August to 1 September 2022, on the campus of the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).

Footnotes is conceived as a Live Action Role-Playing Game, which will unfurl from a speculative scenario. Assume a fictional character to interpret and design future realities. There is no prior experience needed.

Footnotes will be split into three workshop days and two conference days. You can register for the workshops and the conference separately, but you are also welcome to attend both. Choose between seven groups, each exploring a specific theme:

  • Digital Cultures of Education,
  • Art and Society
  • Inter- and Transdisciplinarity
  • Knowledge Commons
  • Institutional Structures and Strategies
  • Ecological and Social Sustainability
  • The Institutional vs. the Non-Institutional

A debrief dinner on the last night will return us back to our present time and allow us to reflect on the ‘lessons learned’ during play.

Read ‘The story so far’ and find out more!

Registration for the deadline: 1 August 2022


Persons with no prior LARP experience can also participate. The Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK) is located at Toni Areal in Zürich. The building is fully accessible to persons with restricted mobility. Should you have any specific accessibility needs, such as requiring live transcription or an interpreter, or if you need help to register for the event, please get in touch via footnotes@0ct0p0s.net.

Please also note: we have a number of student grants available to cover costs.

Footnotes is organised by School of Commons and 0ct0p0s (Carina Erdmann and Steph Holl-Trieu).
The Footnotes Conference and Role Play is featured as part of FAST45.

Visit www.FAST45.eu for more information.