The Last Submarine is a climate fiction role-play about water scarcity designed by artists Jana Romanova and Sophie Allerding. The story takes place in a speculative future in which sea levels have risen, the land is long gone and humans are living in floating cities. Fresh water is the most precious resource and has become the new currency. Participants play a submarine crew sent on a mission with the last resources to find a new source of fresh water and hopefully save the future of humanity.
The play has both a dramatic and humorous tone, the playtime is 6 hours (variable) including a workshop, and debriefing, for 10-12 players.
The first two runs of this role play took place during the exhibition “Water Portraits” at See Lab in The Hague on 10th and 16th of September 2023.