In July this year, Watershed and British Council travelled to Lagos in Nigeria to explore the Playable City concept in one of the fastest growing cities in the world and in the context of the British Council’s cultural plan for 2016.
The trip included meetings with local creative hubs to discuss creativity and networks in Nigeria, tours with local urban activists Future Lagos, and exploratory workshops with technologists and representatives from independent, public and private sector organisations interested in the future of Lagos.
Following on from those connections, we are delighted to announce an open call for a Playable City Lagos Lab that will bring together creative practitioners from Lagos (Nigeria) and the UK, to exchange ideas and develop new works that respond to the theme of The Playable City. It is produced by Watershed and run in collaboration British Council and Future Lagos.
Playable City Lagos will support, inspire and challenge participants from Lagos to develop playful interventions that respond to specific social challenges and specific geographic locations in Lagos. Ideas will respond to specially commissioned local research undertaken by the Urban Design Institute Future Lagos. Participants will be supported to create ideas and working prototypes that can be demonstrated as part of a public showcase in Lagos in 2016.
Please visit our Open Call Overview page for more details of the call.