Making the City Playable: Where We Play

Claire Doherty, Clorinda Romo, Seiichi Saito and Olamide Udoma-Ejorh

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Across the world, including in Bristol, protest feels like it is on the rise. This session examines the relationship between play and protest, and how those creating playful interventions are responding to an increasingly political environment in which public space feels increasingly contested. Practitioners from Japan, Mexico, Nigeria and the UK – including Seiichi Saito (Rhizomatiks), Clorinda Romo (Laboratorio para la Ciudad), Olamide Udoma-Ejorh (Lagos Urban Network) and Claire Doherty (Arnolfini) – discuss their experience of play as activism and the lessons that can be shared internationally.

Part of Making the City Playable, a day of events exploring the theme of the Playable City and how public space, creativity and imagination combine to create unexpected interactions and a new kind of dialogue.

Image credit: Paul Blakemore

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Part of Making the City Playable. Tickets (£100 full price/ £50 concessions) include all four Making the City Playable sessions. Tickets cannot be booked for individual Making the City Playable sessions. Book online or in person at Watershed Box Office or on Tel: 0117 927 5100 Mon – Fri from 09:00 and Sat & Sun from 10:00.

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