South Co-op|Research-based gameplay & participatory performance

南方墾殖合作社|研究性桌遊 x 參與型表演


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South Co-op Board Game


研究性桌遊 x 參與型表演

2024.01.20 (六), 6-9PM

紀州庵人文講堂(新館三樓),台北市同安街 107 號


報名:限定18名玩家參與,請於 1.18 前完成報名繳費,依報名完成順序招募。

費用:新台幣 700元(贈南方墾殖合作社當日限定特調)


















Research-based gameplay & participatory performance

2024.01.20 (Sat.), 6-9pm

Kishu An Forest of Literature (3rd Floor), No. 107 Tongan Street, Taipei


The event can accommodate up to 18 participants. Please sign up before 01.18.

Fee: TWD 700 (Including an exclusive cocktail/mocktail drink by the South Co-op)



“That’s one small step for the settlement, and one big leap for the southern sphere.”


South Co-op is a board game designed based on the historical framework of modern colonization during the Japanese occupation. Participating players will revisit the grandiose 40th Anniversary of the Ruling Expo in Taiwan with the performative guidance from artists to experience the era of massive reclamation and speculate new narratives from the hidden pavilions. As a member of this co-op, players will regard the notion of “terra nullius” and the research on the tropical industries at the heart of their motivation to control the abundant resource from the island. Growing high-value cash crops, reclaiming mountains and forests, and processing crops can be all crucial means to advance the southern colony.

At the game's outset, players will commence their planting plans with limited manpower. Some species are developed from local research on useful plants, while others are high-value cash crops introduced from elsewhere. Regardless of the crop, growth and competition will occur in the south. Formulating different strategies for crop development, facing environmental challenges, and historical transformations in each round, players may face setbacks or even enhance values, contributing new variables in the ecology of the south.

This board game, designed based on historical research, is hosted and guided by Wu Chi-Yu and Rikey Tenn. Participating players, through speculative strategies, see history as the future, engaging in an interactive rethinking of the dialectics between humans and nature, seeking diverse anti-imperialistic imaginations, collectively scripting the true future that awaits us.


We would like to invite super players who enjoy board games, sci-fi, storytelling or are interested in history, settlement, ecology, botany, economy…to embark on this special experiment and time travel with us. 


This event is sponsored by the National Culture and Arts Foundation.