|Dimensions||28,5 × 18,5 × 7 cm|
Which Side? (2021) a historic and cooperative survival game that simulates the workers’ struggles
At the beginning of the 20th century, capitalism and the nation-state are in full swing, workers have it hard: Working conditions; Work time; Wages; Unsanitary housing; everything systematically leans in favor of employers.
Yet since May 1, 1886 and the Haymarket Massacre, workers have tried to organize and resist, supported by a new generation of increasingly committed anarchist and union activists.
The scenario of “Which Side are you on?” takes place in New York, during the winter of 1910-1911 and stages homes of workers who try to survive and organize themselves to take control of the means of production before the employers become too powerful. It takes place between two events revealing the working conditions of textile workers:
– On November 25, 1910, a fire occurred at a four-story factory in Newark, New Jersey. 25 factory workers, mostly young women, died.
– On March 25, 1911, exactly four months after the Newark event, a fire engulfs the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of the Asch Building, occupied by the