Making the City Playable
09.30 - 17:00 (lunch provided)
All over the world, play is being embraced as an antidote to the anonymity of the urban environment. This one day conference will explore the theme of the Playable City and how public space, creativity and imagination combines to create unexpected interactions and a new kind of dialogue.
We will hear from people making transformative work in cities from Montreal to Mexico City, Lagos to Copenhagen, and explore the social and cultural issues that play is helping them to address. We will explore the challenges of making playful projects a reality and explore who feels welcome/able to access public space.
The one day programme will also feature playful interventions, lots of room for networking, debate and discussion and a chance to meet Watershed’s fifteen international city change makers – joining us on a three year programme to put people and play at the heart of their future city.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Pascale Daigle, Programme Director of Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles
- Daniel Hirschmann, Founder of Hirsch and Mann, Watershed’s current Playable City Award winners
- Research magician Stuart Nolan
- Midnight Run founder Inua Ellams
- UWE Professor of Design Futures, Jen Stein
We will provide BSL and live captioning to accompany our all conference speakers. The lunchtime/afternoon session will involve an uniquely designed city experience. To ensure all participants experience a fully playful afternoon please let us know about any access requirements, using the typeform link included in your booking confirmation.
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Making The City Playable Conference is produced by Watershed and is part of the Festival of the Future City. It is supported by Arts Council England, British Council and UWE Bristol as part of Creative Producers International.