• Mark Curtis

Chairs, Ariadne, Hungary

Updated: May 9, 2019

Chair by Van Gogh

Submission by: Gyöngyvér Orsovszky

Organisation: Ariadne Cultural

Title: Exercise with chairs

Type: intervention

Focus: collaboration, non-verbal communication, engagement

Duration: 45 minutes


- realizing the strength of working in community

- common goal needs to collaborate each other

- revive creativity

- enable the engagement

The group divides into three smaller groups. Each group get an instruction of taking all the chairs of the room to a certain corner. Each group get different location, but they do not know the other’s goal. The game ends only if every group carry out the task. (it is only possible if the groups stop „fighting” for the chairs and agree to cooperate somehow)

Discussion follows the practice.

This game is an experiential practise which aimed at increasing self-awareness in those participating, often through developing experiential relationships, which lead to an enhanced capacity for self-observation, and in turn to changed thinking and behaviour.

The key moment in the practise is when someone realises that the task only can accomplish when the whole group can think and carry out the task together, and this person give a suggestion for the solution with an agreement of all. Usually there is a person who undertake the role of the leader who share the idea of the solution to the group and implement the process to accomplishment. The only way to reach the goal to collaborate and work together.

Usually it is an enjoyable and mobilizing game for the players.

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