My documents, check them out is a role-playing game inspired by the principles of design justice and STS Making and Doing. The game was designed in order to include, in a collaborative and playful modality, border-crossers as well as other social actors (activists, lawyers, scholars, students) in the re-design process of the categories and data models deployed in migration management. At the beginning of the game, players are told that, in order to “legally” remain in Italy, they need to obtain a document by submitting an application form containing information about themselves and their stories. As a role-playing game, each player impersonates a different character with a different life trajectory. Throughout the game, players must hence design, from scratch, their applications forms, by asking advice and collaborating with the other players.
The game was graphically developed by the artistic laboratory Checkpoint Charly.