A card game brings together architects and environmentalists.
What’s it about? At the Madras Literary Society, SK Aathirai, assistant professor at Mohamed Sathak AJ Academy of Architecture, stated the rules of the Eco Deck game. Each card has the name of either an architect or environmentalist and a quote from them. The people on the cards were those involved in ecological issues. The point of the game is to educate people about ecology.
- The first round is basically a memory game but is a way of introducing the players to people involved in sustainable architecture.
- The second round, a clue card game, educates players on their practices and legacy. The curated list has 25 people, with 12 architects and 13 environmentalists.
Eco Deck’s origins: The idea came when Aathirai was preparing the environmental science course for second-year architecture students. She thought it would be a good idea for students to make a game of learning about the built environment and ecology.
- The people chosen were those who led interesting lives, like Bahuguna, who led the Chipko movement. Aathirai’s hoping the game gains popularity with a Tamil version planned.
(Image credits: Madras Literary Society’s Instagram Post)