Exodus

Political Art Board Game
2015

Exodus is a playable simulation and board game puzzle about climate change. It was designed it for The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show, curated by Søren Dahlgaard. In the game, players first place cards to form a series of islands by following simple rules. These islands represent the Maldives, and wooden blocks represent the populace. Over just 3 turns, each representing a decade, players are tasked with juggling the nation's resources and interests: managing the trade of yellow fin tuna without overfishing, dealing with local crises such as water shortages, building breakwaters to protect against ocean tides, relocating populaces while avoiding overcrowding – all the while maintaining political power.

Exodus was showcased 16 – 17 May in Melbourne's Federation Square, and 27 June – 26 July at the Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk, Poland.

Special thanks to Amani Naseem and Eskil Dahlgaard for research and production assistance.