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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 future vision is to establish a global network of Playable Cities that connects people and ideas across continents. So far we have connected four very different cities across four continents. Our experience of embedding Playable City within these locations has led us to identify a few key elements that we believe are essential in making successful Playable City projects. We’re now busy creating some resources, to help people understand these elements. We’ll have them online soon, along with an offer to join our community on Slack to share ideas and best practice with others. Join the mailing list (above) to get news of when these resources go live.

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 will launch 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, Shadowing and Empath, that are available to tour to cities worldwide.

If you are interested in hosting a talk or project, please email playablecity@watershed.co.uk 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 try and 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 playablecity@watershed.co.uk 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 playablecity@watershed.co.uk

Anything else?

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