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Smart Oxford Playable City

The Smart Oxford Playable City Commission shortlist has been announced. From mysterious creatures appearing on city streets eager to make new friends, to forbidden buttons that connect the curious of Oxford. Artists, designers, technologists and creative practitioners were challenged to … Continue reading

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Smart Oxford Playable City Commission

The Smart Oxford Playable City Commission is a brand new commission, challenging creatives from around the world to produce an idea that puts people and play at the heart of the city of Oxford. Smart Oxford will work with Playable … Continue reading

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Creative Producers International

Creative Producers International is a new worldwide talent development programme led by Watershed, which will provide fifteen Creative Producers from across the globe with the skills they need to become the city change-makers of the future. Expanding and leveraging the … 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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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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