Breathing Games is a commons that aims to promote respiratory health and autonomy by encouraging people to take healthcare into their own hands – that is, the appropriation of care by each citizen. Breathing Games is supported by Concordia University, Sainte-Justine hospital, Sensorica innovation lab and other organizations. It is a member of the Open Source Initiative, a coming member of the Global Alliance against Respiratory Diseases, and a signatory of the United Nations GlobalCompact.
For 2017, we intend to organize five game jams (playful prototyping events) to create free/libre and open source games and hardware for respiratory health. This will take place at Concordia University. We will also organize five keynote speeches on commons, free software and open hardware. We could organize such an event in Verdun, in collaboration with our partner institutions. Other possibilities could be discussed according to the respective interests.