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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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2015

A “restful” Xmas break managed to take in Pisa, Florence, Padova, Venice, Wales & Cornwall…. (this having counted up how many miles I flew in 2014 – 78,000). So, travel plans for the first part 2015: January – Lisbon for … Continue reading

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onwards

Travel plans to December: September – Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius October – Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Munich November – Helsinki, Turin, Tokyo December – maybe Singapore Looking forward to continuing the Playable City development (and conference), and hopefully some Rio news… As … Continue reading

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the playable city

A thread of blogs past (trust me) is in some ways the uneven push / pull between technology and users – where the innovation envisaged or imposed by the tech in many of cases outweighs the user experience in importance. … Continue reading

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