Cities As Big Playgrounds

Here on The Pop-Up City, we are big fans of urban games. We love urban games because they change our perception of routine spaces, they invite us as citizens to take over public spaces, they encourage interactions with strangers, and because most of them are just fun! Berlin’s Invisible Playground collective makes Street Games, Audio Adventures and Playful Theater that turn the city into a giant playground.

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Turning Urban Nightlife Into A Game

The New York Times and Bright report about a new, free, smartphone application by Dennis Crowley called Foursquare. Foursquare seeks to turn the urban nightlife into a game by letting you earn points and unlock badges for discovering new places, doing new things and meeting new people. It’s one of those apps which demonstrate that…

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Urban Games, Part 3

Parallel Kingdom

During the last days we have written about the phenomenon of urban gaming, coming with beautiful examples of youngsters chasing each other in the streets of today’s world cities. Those urban games are not just games; they certainly make a statement or show a profound fascination towards our social realm and public space. ‘Pacmanhattan’ already showed how interesting and weird urban games can get when you combine the digital with the physical.

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