Playable City is not just about Hello Lamp Post, it a strand of projects, commissions and events that will build upon each other, hopefully exporting the term and the ideas behind it across the globe.
So we are particularly excited to also be announcing ‘Recife: The Playable City’, an exciting new international initiative to bring artists, creative producers and technologists together from Brazil’s Pernambuco region and the UK.
In collaboration with the British Council and Porto Digital in Brazil, we are seeking four UK-based artists, four Brazilian-based artists and four Brazilian-based producers, to collaborate and develop experimental work exploring the theme of the Playable City.
During the three-week programme, practitioners will work together in small teams, to develop playful interventions that rethink public space. Participants will spend two weeks developing ideas at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, and one week developing work at Porto Digital in Recife. Through a shared process of making and testing, practitioners will explore ideas and develop works that responds to the challenges our future cities may face.
Read more about the opportunity here.