Playable City puts people and play at the heart of the future city, asking how we might make cities more liveable, open and human. Bristol's Playable City Award attracts applications from creatives and artists from all around the world. There have been three awards so far: Hello Lamp Post by PAN Studio, Tom Armitage and Gyorgyi Galik (2013); Shadowing by Jonathan Chomko and Matthew Rosier (2014); and Urbanimals, created by the Laboratory for Architectural Experiments, LAX, based in Poland (2015). Urbanimals will run throughout the Festival of the Future City.
The Playable City is a framework to think differently about the city by creating shared experiences through play. Visible, democratic, surprising, and inclusive, it re-uses the city infrastructure to create connections - person-to-person, person-to-city. By transforming city spaces in to places of unexpected interaction, the Playable City helps develop conversations about the changes needed in our cities of the future. Since its launch in Bristol, there are now Playable City initiatives in Recife, Brazil, Tokyo, and a developing project in Lagos. Following on from last year's Making the City Playable Conference, this strand of the festival invites thinkers, makers and planners from across the world to explore the role of play in future cities.
Chair: Clare Reddington, Creative Director, Watershed and Executive Producer of The Playable City Award.
Ticket prices: buy a Playable City day ticket for £10.00 full / £8.00 concessions and get entry to Arts and the City (at 11:00), Playable City: UK (at 12:30), and Playable City: International (at 14:00).
Playable City Day is produced by Watershed and supported by British Council. Part of Festival of the Future City.