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Games For Cities Conference
Thu, 20 Apr 2017, 19:30 – Fri, 21 Apr 2017, 18:30 CEST
The first international conference to host leading city-game design experts from around the world. Games for Cities is an initiative started by Play the City and partners, and aims to create a platform for knowledge exchange on games that have the potential to facilitate more effective and inclusive city-making. The conference will be held in Rotterdam’s Het Nieuwe Instituut and is open to the public.
City-games increasingly enter into the daily work of policy-makers, regulators, urban designers, smart city experts and architects. The Games for Cities programme contributes to this maturing field by generating a critical and holistic overview of implemented city games, and through encouraging city-game designers to work closely with local governments. Organised by Play the City and partners in close collaboration with Het Nieuwe Institute, this conference aims to bring Dutch city-gaming practices into closer contact with international best practice, and vice versa.
This promises to be an intriguing conference with keynotes on how city-gaming is the future of city-making, as well as numerous city-game break-out sessions to experience this future for yourselves. You will get the chance to meet Paolo Pedercini from Molleindustria, Urban Think Tank’s Alfredo Brillembourg, Boston-based social designer Eric Gordon from Emerson’s Engagement Lab, and The Why Factory’s Felix Madrazo as the invited speakers at the conference. You will also get the chance to participate in 10 city-games on offer at the conference.