In Greece’s Kronia on that day hierarchies used to be abandoned and moral and legal laws were partly suspended, to create a utopian setting for very special celebrations.
Some of the most impressive feats of human architecture, Chichén Itzá in Mexico or Stonehenge in the UK, were built in perfect alignment with this event, creating a spectacular stage for people to experience the longest day of the year.
In Australia, campfires are set around the country to this day, to celebrate the earth on that date. And the Slavs continue celebrating the date with their Kupala - an event dedicated to fertility and rich harvests, and some of them seek for fern flowers on that night to bring luck and prosperity.
We’re planning our very special Trust in Play Solstice’s Games Party on the 20th of June, during which we want to join the worldwide celebrations by showcasing your hard work and wonderful harvest of games, and create a space for new ideas, prototypes, rituals, encounters and delight. This event will be centered around showcasing your games, inviting our wider community to play them in an online environment, but we’re also opening it to everyone who’d like to try out new things, present, talk, share, improve, laugh, prototype.
This is a call for all of you to join us in this almost full-day experience. We’re inviting all of you to suggest a session (we called them “rooms”) of your choice and design to be part of it. You’re free to choose what this will be.
Think and then fill up this form before June 10th and we will curate it into the program.
The full schedule will be announced on the 15th of June.
We’re soooo looking forward to celebrating the Solstice with you!
PS. We need a dress code - any proposals, wishes, dreams?