Play the City: Urban Game at reSITE
reSITE organized an urban planning game “Play the City” that involved up to 800 conference participants in an innovative gaming technique of collaborative city planning.
June 17, 2016 / Forum Karlin
Amsterdam-based urban game designer and architect Ekim Tan brought the biggest urban game ever to Prague. Hundreds of people were involved in a giant board game to plan the ideal city. It is called “Play the City.”
At this year’s reSITE, we decided to try an experiment. We organized a giant board game called “Play the City,” in which participants tried out different professional roles while planning a city. Game designer Ekim Tan from Amsterdam said that it was the first time she involved so many people in the game, which was played on 12 different massive game boards on the floor of the Forum Karlin venue. It has been the biggest game of its type ever organized, led by the game designer, urbanist and architect Ekim Tan.
For the first time, game designer Ekim Tan involved so many people in the game, which was played on 12 different massive game boards on the floor of the Forum Karlin venue.
At reSITE 2016 in Prague, Ekim Tan and her team organized the biggest Play the City ever for hundreds of participants, around migration challenge for cities.
"We believe that games can help make better cities." - Ekim Tan