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Playable City Weekend – Seoul 2017

The Project 

Over two days in downtown Seoul, Playable City will host a suite of specially created Urban Games during the Seoul Architecture Biennale. This mini festival of Urban Play will invite the public to explore and reimagine public space along and surrounding the Cheonggyecheon Stream in downtown Seoul. Based around the themes of the Connected City for the British Council Korea Season, the games will facilitate members of the public to explore their environment in new and exciting ways.

In line with the goals of the overall Connected City, the overall experience delivered over the two days will; develop and create new digitally enabled participatory works where general audiences and local communities are engaged, connect citizens to their city in new ways, re-imagine new scenarios of use for well know areas, encourage more walking in the city; as well as contribute to placemaking and wellbeing in the city centre.

The Process

Following an Open Call seven local creatives have been chosen to create seven brand new participatory Urban Games for the event. Seven Korean Artists have been commissioned  to create specially designed games for the event. To ensure quality games and experiences for participants of the Connected City, all the artists will be mentored by Playable City Producers and Associates throughout the process, who together combine many years expertise in creating unique experiences for the public to explore, reimagine, and reconnect to familiar sites.

Playable City Korea is part of the Connected City Programme by British Council Korea.
You can view a film about our recce earlier this year to Seoul to plan the programme:

Connected City 2 Min __ 최종본 from Playable City on Vimeo.

Full programme details will be announced on October.