A partnership between
United Nations Alliance of Civilizations & BMW Group
INT3C-Bakers-Photo

2016

Bakers without Borders

Bulgaria

Bakers without Borders is an interactive, non-competitive board game which presents real cultural anthropology for people of all ages and backgrounds. Playing the game helps people unite in community bread-making events mixed with artistic activities. They experience the transformative exchange of personal stories or dreams linked to cultures around the world.

About the Project

The Bakers without Borders – Game and Network project is about replicating the seven-year long experience of the Bread Houses Network with community bread-making events as tools for intercultural dialogue and community cohesion, across more than 20 countries on five continents.

“Bakers without Borders” is an interactive, non-competitive board game which is the first to present real cultural anthropology in the format of a game for people of all ages and backgrounds. The game includes 3 sub-games in the form of three booklets – “Play Theater of Crumbs”, “Build a Bread House”, and “Become Bakers without Borders”. Playing the game helps people unite in community bread-making events mixed with artistic activities. They experience creative brainstorming sessions on social problems, social entrepreneurship, and the transformative exchange of personal stories or dreams linked to cultures around the world.

The project supports the adaptation of the game into Spanish and French, in addition to its availability in German. It will be distributed in at least four new countries where cultural cohesion is needed. The project also includes promotion and creation of the Bakers without Borders network, a global interactive online platform for sharing and communication between individuals, communities, NGOs, bakeries and social enterprises from all over the world.

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