Playable Cities Now

Urban play has changed our relationship with the city. Playable cities around the world explore the city itself a platform for play through radical interventions into the democratic use of data and social frameworks that connect people, place, technology and code.

Playable cities can lead to civic conversations that are democratic and inclusive about their city – reimagining what it was, what it is now, and what it could be. How does this connect to broader discussion on the cultural value of games and play? What are the opportunities for regional centres to situate play in public space? What topics are relevant now in civic conversations?

Collectively, urban play communities can work together to playtest, workshop, design, develop and realise opportunities for play in the city ranging from temporary experiments and prototypes through to large-scale collaboration and research with industry partners.