For the second year, the Wbi collaborates with the BAM, one of the most important project markets in Latin America, to curate two worldbuilding events in Bogota.
Using the innovative practice of World Building, Pigeon Hole Productions’ chief creative officer and co-founder Trisha Williams leads an immersive workshop experience with Juan DiazB, WBI European director and the Creative Director of Kosmology, a development and production company based between Bogota and Berlin.
Together, they guide a group of global experts through the World Building technique, a narrative design practice which was pioneered by Wbi Director, University of Southern California professor and 5D creative director Alex McDowell RDI. It is an innovative approach that combines new narrative media practice, technology, design and storytelling expertise to create solutions for global problems.
As one of the very first women in the world to have earned a Masters degree in Interactive Technology, a veteran of the video game industry and the creator of the webcomic and online animated series Gamer Girl Pinups, Williams uses her unique knowledge to lead this workshop as part of the Bogota Audiovisual Market (BAM), a critical event space for the Colombian audiovisual industry that offers the opportunity to connect professionals and production companies at a global level.
Williams and DiazB implement a World Building approach similar to that of the Science of Fiction workshop held in Berlin, Germany: Migratory Narratives: The Future World of the Refugee Camp. With a focus on comics and interactive games, this workshop develops a solution-driven experience that utilizes humankind’s deep connection to story to address Colombia’s water problems.
These cutting-edge World Building events are part of an ongoing collaboration between the World Building Institute, the Buckminster Fuller Institute and Pigeon Hole Productions. Coming up are the Spaceship Earth: Frontera “The Women of the Wall” summit, a futurist event taking place in October 2016; and the Science of Fiction: Spaceship Earth | 2035 Kids Edition in March 2017 (announcements to follow).