Exhibition : The city at play: co-designing games as eco-political agency

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Publication Conference Paper, other
Title Exhibition : The city at play: co-designing games as eco-political agency
Author(s) Eriksen, Mette Agger ; Hellström Reimer, Maria
Date 2015
Editor(s) Westerlund, Bo; Tham, Mathilda; Edeholt, Håkan; Ávila, Martin; Diedrich, Lisa; Rosenquist, Johanna; Holmquist, Anna; Maittinen, Satu; Stuedahl, Dagny; Ullmark, Peter; Lindström, Kristina; Ståhl, Åsa
English abstract
“The City At Play” displays parts of how co-design researchers in collaboration with civil servants practically have engaged in exploring urban ecologies by challenging current collaborative municipal mapping and transition processes through game development. The exhibit is a narrative installation of tangible traces from the participatory prototyping sessions and “animating” interventions into municipal planning contexts - in this case climate transition in the Öresund region. It is argued that a game inspired co-designing mind-set – rather than a problem-solving approach – presents ways to explore and critically reflect upon dynamic urban complexities as eco-political contexts of competition and collaboration across competencies and administrative units.
Link http://www.nordes.org/opj/index.php/n13/article/view/416 (external link to publication)
Publisher Konstfack
Host/Issue Nordes; 6
ISSN 1604-9705
ISBN 978-91-85549-19-1
Pages 1-2
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Exhibition
exploring urban ecologies
Challenging current municipal practices
Design games
Reflecting on game co-designing and development process
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS
Note Nordes 2015 Design Ecologies : Challenging anthropocentrism in the design of sustainable futures Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. Stockholm, Sweden Sunday 7 – Wednesday 10 June 2015
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/19280 (link to this page)
Link http://nordes.org/nordes2015/ (external link to related web page)

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