About Us


Play the City is a global practice that supports public and private parties on large scale development projects through city gaming. The method stems from the doctoral work of Ekim Tan conducted at the Delft University of Technology.

We are a multidisciplinary team of technologists, designers and social scientists with an international outlook. Our team embraces an approach at the intersection of practice and research. This allows us to undertake a large range of projects from theoretical research to pragmatic applications.

Our office is situated in Amsterdam’s Pakhuis de Zwijger, a meeting place to discuss innovative approaches to systems change. Our latest book, Play the City: Games Informing the Urban Development, provides a deeper understanding of our values and intellectual attitude.

If you are interested in our team please read more about Ekim, Ana, Txell, Sofia and Sjors.