Janette Kim discusses Win-Win, a series of board games that play out climate risk scenarios. By designing interactions among players, objectives and resources, these games model the social justice implications of innovative financial and legal strategies. Equally important, they model the space of cities, offering unique ideas about the built environment in direct relationship to such dynamics. Together, these two interpretations of a 'model' serve as a new kind of decision-making tool—one that imagines new relationships among economies, publics and architectural design.
Janette Kim is a designer, researcher, and educator whose work focuses on the intersection between ecology, social equity and the built environment. Janette is assistant professor and director of Urban Works Agency
at California College of the Arts
, founding principal of All of the Above
, and founding editor of ARPA Journal
. Janette is author of T he Underdome Guide to Energy Reform. Her projects include the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge, the Win-Win board game series, a boutique hotel in Sichuan, Safari audio tours on urban ecology, Pinterest Headquarters, National AIDS Memorial, and the Fall Kill Creek Master Plan.