And what do you know about pigs?

“Students of the School of Art and Design of Vic devise two board games that marry all the voices that intervene in the problem of the porcine sector in Osona”“How much income per cent of income represents the pig sector in Osona?” This is an example of a question that can be found in the board game Porc @ Rol, one of the two games that have been designed by students of the School of Art and Design of Vic. The project arose from the Arts Santa Monica of Barcelona, “in An attempt to decentralize projects and focus on different territorial realities, “according to Curro Claret, designer.

Porc @ Rol would be like a kind of Trivial or Monopoly, where the protagonists players are two: a politician and a cattleman. The first has to reach the end with the same money that has started, which are zero, and the farmer has to try to finish with the maximum of pigs and also lands where you can get the manure. The game, however, is based on questions. Another example is “What kind of energy does a biogas plant produce?”, Giving three options: oil, electricity or gas. The other game created by the students of the Art School is called Pure-In. In this case a tour – through caselles – is made by a pig, since he is small and weighs only a kilo until he weighs 100, at which point he is sacrificed. It also has questions and serves especially to know the circumstances and process of pigs in the swine industry. Claret pointed out that the two games serve above all so that “every person who plays acquires knowledge indirectly”.

“At the moment they will be distributed in schools and centers but the intention would be to market them”

Claret explains that with the group of students of the School of Trades they decided to work on the problem of slurry and pigs in Osona. “We focus on exploring ways to offer a tool to help enrich the discussion and also to clarify the issue of the pork sector in a different way than usual,” he said. They came up with the idea of playing board games, but for their elaboration “the students met several specialists and listened to all the selves who participated in the pork sector in one way or another: the politician, the entrepreneur, the cattleman and also Environmental groups “. As is the case of the GDT. Claret said that all points of view have been respected “and what has been tried to do is to marry in the games”.

At the moment a small run of the games will be made for distribution to schools or centers, “but what we would like would be that it could be commercialized.”

News published in El 9 Nou