Saanp Seerhi


Little Ali combines ice-cream with saanp-seerhi. Photo: Mahim Maher

Snakes and ladders

Team: Sana Gondal, Saadia Pathan, Zahra Currimbhoy, Zoha Jabbar, Talha Kehar

Size: 10×10 feet, life-size

Snakes and Ladders is an ancient sub-continental board game played between two or more players on a game board with numbered squares on a grid. A number of ladders and snakes n the board connect two specific squares. The object is to navigate the game according to the roll of the die, from the start (bottom square) to the finish (top square), helped or hindered by ladders and snakes depending where your number falls. This life-sized intervention seeks to create a sense of family and community, by inviting people to come together to play. The goal is not to win, but rather, not to lose. It proved successful in December 2014 in Phoenix Park, Jauhar Morr, Gulistan-e-Jauhar.


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