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«Bužanglo»: a serious games to tackle prejudices



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«Bužanglo» addresses the question of stereotypes, a particularly acute theme in Switzerland and elsewhere, and more particularly with regard to the Roma people. The game offers you to live the story of a character, to follow his or her journey and to endorse his or her point of view.

The distinctive element of the game is that it is based on scientific data, including survey carried out by the Rroma Foundation and on the research work carried out by the Haute Ecole de travail Social et de la Santé – HETSL Lausanne (HES-SO). All data is documented and the situations presented in the game are based on real cases.

In a globalized world, the question of tolerance for those whom we perceive as «others» because of their practices, be they religious, social, sexual, etc., is crucial. «Bužanglo» shows to what extent the acquisition of well-founded information makes it possible to rectify stereotypical situations and encourage mutual understanding.

Aimed at schoolchildren from the age of 12, «Bužanglo» makes its debuts in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The project, headed by Professor Jean-Pierre Tabin (HETSL) was funded by InnoSuisse. It was designed by Cassandre Poirier-Simon, from Mytn_n, developed by a team from the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design – HEAD Genève (HES-SO)  with the help of the Haute école pédagogique du canton de Vaud and supported by studio Digital Kingdom.


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