Q42: A Myriad of Homes

What constitutes a house?

It is an assemblage of a multitude; of social connections, of environments, of feelings, not limited to property and privacy. In fact, most homes, also more than human ones, are ecosystems themselves. The diversity of their nature becomes more and more apparent as we try to extend our understanding of what can and what could constitute a home. This issue features several artistic practices alongside an essay and poetry that engage with gameplay in different ways. These artists and thinkers consider the act of play, and playfulness as a way of inhabiting and creating environments, communities, and ecosystems (which is to say different homes). This collection of approaches towards game practices constitutes a reflection on our deeply entangled position in all these complex social ecosystems.