The Smart Oxford Playable City® Commission is an exciting new commission, challenging creatives from around the world to produce an idea that puts people and play at the heart of the city of Oxford. Applicants from across the globe are invited to respond to the theme the Shared City.
Oxford is small city with a global reputation, one of the fastest growing cities in the UK with a rich heritage that attracts seven million tourists every year. This brand new commission asks creatives to uncover, reveal and explore the less known parts of Oxford in new and exciting ways. How do we reveal the layers underneath? How can we use technology to encourage new connections in the city? How can the Shared City reflect the diversity of experience, from visitors to residents?
Artists, designers, architects, technologists and creative practitioners who can demonstrate a history of delivering high-quality, innovative practice are invited to propose distinctive ideas on the theme, using smart city technologies, that will make the city of Oxford more liveable, hopeful and collaborative. The call for applications will remain open until 20 June 2017.
In addition to £30,000, the commission offers dedicated practical support and guidance as well as access to local support to enable the winning team to realise their ideas. They will also become part of the vibrant international Playable City network, providing extensive opportunities for collaboration