Convened by Watershed, the Festival of Ideas and UWE Bristol's Digital Cultures Research Centre and featuring an extraordinary line up including Google Creative Lab’s Tom Uglow, DCRC's Tine Bech, architectUsman Haque, digital engagement strategist Katz Kiely, artists Luke Jerram & Paolo Cirio, and Ogilvy’sTara Austin this two-day international conference will explore the theme of the ‘Playable City’, asking what it might mean for citizens, urban planners, tech giants, small companies, artists and designers in imagining and making the cities of the future.
Playable City is a people-centred counterpoint to the notion of the Smart City, challenging public narratives around technology-driven cities which often feature a fear of isolation, or the extinction of community and conversation.
At Watershed Bristol on 10 and 11 September, we will be bringing together a brilliant group of thinkers, makers, planners and civil disobedients to look at cities as playable places and ask the question: how do we make and unmake our future cities?
Spaces are limited and tickets are moving fast. Go here to reserve your spot.
The conference will feature playful interventions, networking, debate and discussion, artist commissions and an academic strand with two contrasting panels:
Forms of Engagement There’s no point in creating playable experiences unless people are willing to play. This session considers approaches to public engagement – the tactics, devices and occasions through which passers-by become players.
Enchanted rabbit holes: inviting play in the city - The Larks, Greg Foster (University of Salford) and Jana Wendler (University of Manchester) UK
Cities with a Sense of Humour - Anton Nijholt (University of Twente) Netherlands
Generations This session brings perspectives from philosophy, education and games together to look at the playable city through the lens of age. The session proposes a contract between the city and its citizens – in which people of all ages have their needs for a playable environment met.
Playable public places for later life - Ben Spencer (Oxford Brookes University) UK
The academic strand is convened by Dr Michael Buser (Planning & Architecture, UWE Bristol), Dr Kirsten Cater (Computer Science, University of Bristol), Professor Jon Dovey (Screen Media, UWE Bristol),Associate Professor Mandy Rose (Digital Cultures, UWE Bristol) and Dr Angie Page (Policy Studies, University of Bristol).
As part of the conference we will unveil Shadowing by Jonathan Chomko and Matthew Rosier, the winning project of the 2014 Playable City Award. This brand-new artwork will give memory to Bristol's city street lights, enabling them to record and play back the shadows of those who pass underneath, inviting interaction between those who share a space.
School as a place where children are almost all day can be open 24hours. The problem don't seems to be that School is open but the proposals children have during that time.
A Escola poderia estar aberta 24h. A questão essencial não parece ser a escola estar ou não aberta mas sim o que lá se faz.
O Quê ...os Adultos Não Sabem?
Fará sentido que, na sociedade contemporânea, as crianças trabalhem mais do que as 40 horas que achamos razoáveis para os adultos? Fará sentido prolongar de tal modo as suas ocupações que não lhes deixamos tempo para brincar e descansar? Será que temos o direito de ocupar e condicionar o tempo livre das crianças depois de um dia de Escola? Além destas perguntas primordiais, às quais se procura responder neste livro, muitas outras se colocam, hoje, aos pais e encarregados de educação, professores e educadores.
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Actividades de Tempos Livres : Um estudo em Portugal.
No meu recreio eu gosto muito de brincar ao lencinho e aos saltinhos em altura. Tem uns murinhos e eu ... salto. É perigoso, eu sei .... e é proibido. A minha professora não deixa ....a minha mãe também não. Mas eu gosto muito. (D. 6 anos)