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The Dispossessed Monopolist

A boardgame by Janna Uhlrich

A new version of the board game Monopoly: The Dispossessed Monopolist — devoted to the phenomenon of absolute commodification. It aims to raise awareness about the fact that step by step every human resource is being commodified, has to be paid for and therewith turns us into modern slaves. The game starts where Monopoly normally ends: One monopolist owns everything. She has occupied and commodified resources like water, privacy, war, refugees, love, secrets, productivity, survival, justice, etc.

Developed during a Motel Spatie residency of 3 months in 2015 at our partner organisation Pilzen O.P.E.N. a.i.r. Czech Republic.