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Call workshop “Playable Cities: The City as Digital Playground”, Utrecht June 28–30 2016

I am one of the co-organizers of this workshop at Intetain 2016. Our friends from Bristol’s Playable City project – who coined the term – will come an give a talk! PLAYABLE CITIES:…

Newspaper article “A truly smart city is a playful city” (Parool, May 30 2015)

For the Saturday May 30 2015 edition of national newspaper Parool (with a strong basis in Amsterdam), I wrote an opinion article called “Een echte slimme stad is een speelse stad” (“A truly…

Edited volume "Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures” (2015). Image credit: Photograph of the game I’d Hide You, Blast Theory, 2012 (courtesy of Blast Theory).

Book “Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures” now available as free pdf

It is a pleasure to announce that the edited volume “Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures” has been published by Amsterdam University Press. The book is also available as a freely downloadable Open…

New article “Playful planning: citizens making the smart and social city”

A while ago I contributed an article about urban play and games and citizen engagement to the ECLECTIS final report “A contribution from cultural and creative actors to citizens’ empowerment”, on the invitation of Karien Vermeulen, Head of…

Publication: Rezone Playful Interventions – Spelen voor de toekomst

Last year The Mobile City was a partner in the project Rezone Playful Interventions. In this project three teams of an architect and a game studio created a temporary playful urban intervention for a near-vacant factory at the edge of the city center of Den Bosch.

How games are playing us – Eric Gordon on civic gaming

Many governments have over the last few years taken an interest in the use of games and playful strategies for interacting with – or even ‘empowering’ – their citizens. “How can we use…

Lecture Eric Gordon: Play, Games and Power (Amsterdam 23/6)

The VU Graduate School of Humanities in collaboration with NICA (and with the involvement of The Mobile City) organizes a lecture and masterclass with American researcher and game designer Eric Gordon.

Playing for the Future: event April 17 2014 about play, games and urban (re)developments

Last year, The Mobile City partnered in the project “Rezone Playful Interventions” about the use of playful design strategies to repurpose vacant spaces. In this project three teams composed of an architect and…

Rezone Playful Interventions: playing for vacancy

The Mobile City partnered in the project “Rezone Playful Interventions” about the use of playful design strategies to repurpose vacant spaces. In this project three teams composed of an architect and a game…

Playing against vacancy: architects and game developers create games for urban change

About the project How can temporary playful interventions be used to engage people with the issue of vacancy? The Mobile City is a partner in the new project Rezone Playful Interventions. In this…

Rezone the game: playing for urban transformation

This is an essay I recently wrote for The Bosch Architecture Initiative (BAI) and Digital Workplace (DW) about Rezone, an applied urban game they developed to address the issue of vacancy in the…

Play Noord! Gaming and City Planning

by NICOLA What does bottom-up participation in city design actually mean? That’s one of the questions emerging from Ekim Tan’s presentation at ARCAM today, preceding the second day of workshops at the Social Cities…

EVENT: Play the City! October 14 – 16 2011, Amsterdam

Can citizens and local stakeholders collaborate in designing their urban environment by playing a city game? Our friends at The Resonsive City have developed this into a project called Play the City! After Istanbul,…

CfP: The Internet of Things Workshop II: Builders at Play, Amstedam 2-4 September 2011

Our colleagues at Archis/Volume and Vurb are organizing a workshop on the internet of things and architecture, and looking for participants. See also an earlier write-up by The Mobile City of their call….

Session 3.1 – Engagement through playing

In this session, the discussion focusses on strategies to engage citizens in the hybrid city. Anne Nigten, director of the Patching Zone, an transdisciplinary media-lab in Rotterdam, where Master, doctor, post-doc students and…

Event: Playpolis: Transyouth and Urban Networking in Seoul

Playpolis: Transyouth and Urban Networking in Seoul With over half of the entire global population living in cities we are facing an imminent and immense shift in how we live, work, and play….

Urban Play: designing the urban landscape

Saturday November 1 2008 I attended the closing debate of the Urban Play project that took place during ExperimentaDesign 2008 themed “Space and Place: design for the urban landscape”. The event explored the…

Downpinn, Demolight, LeuchtMal & LayerPlayer

In the weeks leading up to The Mobile City Conference, we will feature a number of art works, research projects and (commercial) applications created and carried out by some of the participants of…

Workshop Report Sharing Economy Platforms in Resilient Neighborhoods

  Wednesday, April 18 13:00 – 17:00, followed by dinner (optional) Location: Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences Benno Premselahuis, 4th floor, Benno Premselazaal Rhijnspoorplein 1 1091 GC Amsterdam Organizers: Amsterdam University of Applied…

Towards a Citizen’s centered IoT. Panel report at Thingscon 2017.

How can we develop an IoT from a citizen’s perspective? What kind of projects have empowered citizens and what does it take to get these kind of projects of the ground? Those were…