Recife: The Playable City in April was a fantastic cultural exchange between Watershed and Brazil’s Porto Digital. It brought together practitioners from the UK and Brazil to explore how play can shape the future of our cities. Watershed produced the programme in partnership with the British Council and Brazilian technology park Porto Digital. We’re now delighted to announce the release of a short film that shares what happened:
Recife: The Playable City was an ideas laboratory. It enabled 20 practitioners to spend time in the cities of Bristol, and Recife in Brazil, considering exactly what a Playable City could be. The group shared many thoughts, and created playful experiences for Recife. These included fortune telling bus stops, lighted pathways on rivers (see image above), touch controlled musical installations and theatrical city tours. You can read more about the ideas in this blog post by Producer Victoria Tillotson
See more about the Aquatic Pathways – a participatory and playable artwork created in response to the river in Recife.
A playable city is where spaces and events afford playful interactions and encounters that invite people to be curious