That place you go to play, out of the way
Welcome to the launch of Holly White’s new publication and computer game about community, growing vegetables and utopias.
Weaving together speculative narratives and historical accounts, Leaving Biosphere 2 is a role-playing game set in a post-apocalyptic future. Holly’s late grandfather was a paleo-botanist who helped to develop a scientific facility and fully-enclosed ecological system in the Arizona desert in the 1990s. Drawing on conversations and books from his library, Holly reimagines Biosphere 2 through the eyes of a resident, Danny, who has grown up in a community squatting the abandoned site.
To launch the game and accompanying publication, Holly White will be in conversation with Rowan Lear, Glasgow Seed Library, and writer Beth Bramich, who will read extracts from an essay commissioned for the publication.
You can ask questions throughout the event using the form above. A live transcript can be found here.