After assessing over one hundred applications for our Open Call in December, we are delighted to reveal the participants in the Playable City Lagos Lab will bring together seven creative practitioners from Lagos (Nigeria) and four from the UK, to exchange ideas and develop new works that respond to the theme of the Playable City.
In July this year, Watershed and British Council travelled to Lagos in Nigeria to explore the Playable City concept in one of the fastest growing cities in the world and in the context of the British Council's cultural plan for 2016.
The trip included meetings with local creative hubs to discuss creativity and networks in Nigeria, tours with local urban activists Future Lagos, and exploratory workshops with technologists and representatives from independent, public and private sector organisations interested in the future of Lagos.
Last week we unleashed a playful pack of digital animals into Bristol – Urbanimals is the winner of Watershed’s third Playable City Award and has been created by Polish architecture studio LAX with a brilliant team of technologists, riggers, producers and makers.
The response so far has been amazing –
Play With the Urbanimals from dusk until midnight, every night from Sep 15 2015 in Bristol, UK. Leap with the graceful dolphin, chase a shy rabbit, find the secretive beetle or skip with the cheeky kangeroo. Lurking behind walls, hiding in dark corners, the Urbanimals are waiting in unexpected places across Bristol and are eager to play with you.