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Playable City starts conversations about the role of people and culture in future cities

As such we’re working to build a community – including academics, creatives, city officials, development organisations, digital technologists and most importantly citizens – who are actively exploring the implications of embedding technology within city infrastucture, and developing imaginative prototypes that use creative technologies to rethink public space.

There are lots of ways to get involved and join the conversation:

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Join the Playable City Community

Our vision is to establish a global network of people making and shaping their city through playful interventions. This site will act as a home for sharing tools, ideas, projects and methodologies, to strengthen all of our work. To begin, we have created a number of resources that share some of the insights we have gained from making work in Bristol, Lagos, Recife and Tokyo. Resources include: information on how to become a playable city; suggested workshop plans; slide presentations; information about touring projects; videos; an invitation to join our Slack community; and more. To access the Resources Area log in (using the button on the main navigation bar above) or Register here to become a Playable City community member.

Do you have an idea for a project?

Every year we support development of a new Playable City project idea through the Playable City Award. The call for ideas for the 2016 Award launched this July. Join the mailing list (above) to recieve the latest news.

Interested in hosting a Playable City talk or Project?

There are lots of people in the Playable City network that are happy to come and talk about the initiative at conferences and events. There are also many ideas like Hello Lamp Post and Shadowing, that are available to tour to cities worldwide.

If you are interested in hosting a talk or project, please email to discuss possibilities.

For Students and Academics

If you are interested in finding out more about Playable City to include in a research project, we can help you.

There are great resources available in our video bank that explore thinking around Playable Cities that are freely available to view.

Or, if you have a specific enquiry and would like to talk to someone, please email We receive quite a lots of requests for help and aim to get back to people as quickly as possible, but please be aware that there may be a short delay in response.

If you have written a paper that you would like to share with the community, why not drop us a line and let us know? Please email

Anything else?

If you would like to chat to us about something entirely different that we haven’t covered above, please email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.