Shaping your Shelter: A game on post-disaster reconstruction of homes
A participatory activity for communities affected by disasters aimed at inspiring a desire to learn about safe building methods, in particular “bracing” (structural reinforcement). With limited time and materials, players construct shelter for households recently affected by an extreme event. They confront the trade-offs between quick and cheap housing versus stronger but more resource- and time-consuming construction choices. Random events expose their new shelter to risks. Experiencing the consequences of team decisions, rich discussions emerge – as do winners and losers.