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2017

So I’ve been invited to a reception in Washington the weekend of the presidential inauguration…part of me finds the idea interesting and compelling, part of me wants to run a mile. Much like the prospect of 2017 really. For DIT … Continue reading

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Playable City Award 2016 – winning commission

A belated note on the 2016 Playable City commission. With a working title of Stop Smile Stroll, the project will focus on pedestrian crossings – co-creating playful interventions with local residents (e.g. it might be a disco one minute, something … Continue reading

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Technology & Playable City

We define Playable City as re-using the fabric of the city to create unexpected interactions, which surprise and inspire new thinking. We also aspire to create work which is as open and democratic as possible. There is nothing in that … Continue reading

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Playable City Award 2016/17

The 2016/17 Playable City Award is now open for applications, an international call for ideas with a specific focus on journeys. As cities grow and populations increase, how we get from A to B affects a city’s liveability, well-being, and … Continue reading

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Sao Paulo

To Sao Paulo for the first time – and given the timing, an opportunity to compare and contrast self-imposed economic crises. The very strong European heritage in Sao Paulo – e.g. Italian and German migration (plus incidentally a significant Japanese … Continue reading

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2016

An exciting coming year, with Playable City Lagos coming up and a whole slate of other cities in development. In addition some interesting projects for UKTI focused on creative / tech innovation and the impact on screen industries. And of … Continue reading

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Barcelona

To Smart City Expo on behalf of Playable City, a show which seasoned visitors described as still evolving – a reflection of the industry on show. It was interesting that the larger stands, whether countries / cities or tech platforms (e.g. Microsoft … Continue reading

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Playable City Award 2015 – winner announced

The winner of the 2015 international Playable City Award is Urbanimals, created by the Laboratory for Architectural Experiments (LAX). This September and October, a playful pack of wild beasts will appear in unexpected places across the city of Bristol, waiting … Continue reading

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So what actually is a Playable City?

We’ve been doing some work on the brand and values of Playable City – an interesting process prompted by Madrid based agency Picnic, bringing their big brand ethos and experience to an idea with plenty of momentum but up to … Continue reading

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Playable City 2015

A quick update on Playable City, as the programme for 2015 signals the continued expansion of the concept internationally. The Playable City Award 2015 is now open for application. Creatives from around the world are invited to propose distinctive ideas … Continue reading

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