Jenga Economies: See How Markets Will Collapse Next Time

May 26, 2022

The game Jenga was designed by Leslie Scott in 1970s.
As an interactive representation of how I see economies – interdependent, designed in collaboration, fragile, and ever-evolving, this piece of Jenga captures elements that have affected the Ghanese economy from the 1950s. I think economies are not tightly organized systems, have different undertakings, and only some cluster around market transactions, just like Gibson and Graham mentioned. Play a game of Jenga Economies – who knows which slab will topple down the economy today – another pandemic, an astroid, or just the rise of the dinosaurs?!

High-risks, fragility, and a lot more.


Curator & Designer

Ishaanee Pandey