We would like to ask your attention for the book launch of Play the City. Games Informing the Urban Development.
During her doctoral research, Ekim Tan realised that city games can inform urban development by turning the various stakeholders into players which actively influence their urban environment. A decade later, she runs the Amsterdam based city gaming company ‘Play the City', Tan has detailed her unique city gaming experiences worldwide and is looking ahead to the future. How have city games thus far contributed to our urban environments, and how will they continue to do so? During this book launch, we will discuss lessons learned and ideas for the future of urban gaming. After a Q&A session with Ekim Tan, three guest speakers will share their reflections with the audience.
date: Friday December 1, 2017, 19.30 hrs
location: Kleine zaal, Pakhuis De Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam
For more information about the program of the book launch and RSVP: Pakhuis de Zwijger The Future of City Gaming
Speakers: Ekim Tan, Elizabeth Rapoport (Content director Europe, Urban Land Institute), Cristina Ampatzidou (PhD researcher, University of Groningen), Rob Ververs (Project Developer Innovation & Senior Advisor at Waternet), and moderator René Boer (Managing-editor at the research studio Failed Architects, member of the Non-Fiction collective).
This event is in English. A livestream on the website of Pakhuis de Zwijger will be available.
This publication was made possible by the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Van Eesteren-Fluck & Van Lohuizen Stichting.