October 3, 2013
Developing with Mary Flanagan called Play Your Place. This is planned as a series of campaigns for people to shape their own towns through play, for the health and prosperity of all. It combines public events and a free, online and mobile game building game. Our first game enables people to create a multi-level platform game together about the future of their town. This is a fun and engaging processes that invites diverse participation, breaks down traditional barriers, offering new insights and techniques for public consultation by the public sector. Play Your Place combines two strategies for ‘forming the world’ that connect particularly with young people: drawing and gaming. It offers the opportunity for urban planning and place making to be seen as less dull and bureaucratic; instead more exciting, engaging and something upon which communities can have a genuine influence.
The input of people who like to think about how young people learn, engage, and feel empowered in the world.
an artist, curator and long time dabbler with networked technologies. Special interest in participatory and collaborative processes and human values in games. Co-founder and director of Furtherfield for arts, technology and social change.