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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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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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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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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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2013

Rather than reflect – and count cities, flights or highlights – I thought I’d look forward for the last blog of the year. With Watershed I am defining some of the key digital trends for 2014 – those which will … Continue reading

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Pervasive Media Studio – Bristol

After a series of trips early in the year, some time nearer home – and a chance to immerse myself in the welcome inspiration of the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol. The Pervasive Media Studio is home to a number of start … Continue reading

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Guimarães 2012 – so what did we learn?

On behalf of Watershed I have been Creative Producer on Open City, a programme of activity in the current European Capital of Culture, Guimarães, Portugal. As the project comes to a close I wanted to try to capture the impact … Continue reading

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