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Artist gamemaker Troy Innocent introduces Playable City, a global network that engages citizens with public spaces through urban play.

Cities are contested zones. They are cultural melting pots, life-support systems, networks of surveillance and control. Since the rise of urbanisation we have shaped our cities through planning and design most recently through embedded and networked technologies. Making cities ‘smarter’ can make them more sustainable as systems, but what about daily life on the street? The lived experience of cities?

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