Play the City is an Amsterdam and Istanbul based City Gaming Company.
City Gaming Method can facilitate participatory processes, manage complex urban projects, resolve conflicts, help connect to communities.
How City Gaming will Save City Planning
12 Sep 2014
19:00 Mediamatic FabriekMediamatic Fabriek, VOC–kade 10, 1018 LG Amsterdam VOC–kade 101018 LGAmsterdam,
Play the City's book Negotiation and Design for the Self-Organizing City is now out. This is an outcome of the Play the City Founder's doctoral research at Delft University of Technology.
To celebrate the occasion, a great line-up of professionals gather and discuss the relevancy of City Games to Collaborative City Making.
Please use the RSVP button for catering reasons.
Urban designers, city officers, game designers, product designers, writers, sociologists, human geographers, journalists, builders, academics, historians will present their 3-minute views on how games can help city making, or can't.
Talk Show Host is Michiel van Iersel from Failed Architecture&Non-fiction.
19:30: Welcome by Dr. R. E. Tan
Founder Play the City
Test Session, 11 July 2014, Department of Design, Cape Town
Play Khayelitsha test sessions held in July 2014, provided clarity for the relevancy of the method in the Cape Town context. We are very glad to observe the enthusiasm of South African players; creative and playful confrontation in urban conflicts has proven the right approach. Te City Game will be back in Khayelitsha in October 2014.
An animation commissioned by the City of Almere about Housing Production Modes.
Plans for the Freezing Favela are becoming more concrete. During this session participants will partake in a game, hosted by Play the City, to find out the best way to realize their project.
City officers of the Hague Municipality, politicians, entrepreneurs, inhabitants and artists come together to re-imagine alternative futures for de Binckhorst!
Istanbul citizens use their public transport cards to show their positions on major issues facing their metropolis.
Istanbul Design Biennale
Play Tirana simulates the development of a multimodal station for Tirana.
Balkan in de Polder and Polis University are Play the City's partners. Participants include Municipality of Tirana, Co-PLAN, Belgrade University, Anhald University local investors and developers from Tirana.
Commissioned by La Fabrique de la Cité as part of 'Building the Shared City' conference.
The legal plan of Overhoeks is slowly but decisively progressing. We ask what would be the most desirable form of an organic development around the Shell Tower and Grootlab? Do we really need 70.000 sqm of extra offices in Overhoeks as the legal plan suggests? How to organize the remaining 200.000sqm of housing job? Can small entrepreneurs be the authors of this task replacing a giant investor?For more information please visit playthecity.eu
is created for townships without a dense urban core.
Play Khayelitsha is a city gaming initiative by Play the City with the support of the City of Cape Town, the Dutch Creative Industries Fund, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and the Netherlands Consulate General, Cape Town. It is also a programmatic component for NL@WDC2014, an initiative of the Netherlands Consulate-General in Cape Town.
In 2014, Play the City will focus on Khayelitsha’s Business District -KBD. The city game will target creating win-win situations between players with conflicting interests that will result in realistic business cases to unlock stagnating urban development projects in the KBD.
The accuracy of a city game is directly dependent on the relevancy of players around the game table. Play Khayelitsha will engage direct stakeholders of KBD to play; from Informal Traders Association, Solid Waste Network Khayelitsha, Makeka Design Lab, the city’s planning, infrastructure, housing departments, to local organizations such as Khayelitsha Comm...
Save the date: 27 March 2014, Amsterdam
During Droog Café’s Irritation lecture series, a selected number of fearless speakers stand up and share their most annoying irritation to those willing to listen and react.
An informal evening fuelled by a mix of inspiration and frustration, laughter and tears on how just the smallest thing can make life so irritating and how irritation can lead to inspiration. During the City edition of this series, Ekim Tan from Play the City will reveal the irritation caused her by ignorance of urban design in serious gaming, and how this irritation turned into an adventurous design journey which took her, and a new generation of city games, from Istanbul to Amsterdam, Tirana, Brussels, Cape Town and beyond.
Past speakers include Erik Kessels (KesselsKramer), Koert van Mensvoort (Next Nature), Ed van Hint...