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Guided tour in dialogue

Serious Fun

Jörg Hofstätter, architect and founder of ovos

Tue 26.04.2022, 17:30-18:30
A model city on a large table. People stand and sit around it and discuss with each other

Play the City. The "Play the City" office in Amsterdam, run by Ekim Tan, was very early to specialise in the development of games to promote participative processes in the urban development sector, and has at its disposal a massive collection of specially made building blocks.
© Play the City, courtesy of Play the City

Games can provide far more than just entertainment or fun. The immersive character means we feel like we are a part of the game ourselves, which makes games particularly good for showing complex interconnections, while also having become a popular tool in participatory processes. What is the potential for developing future scenarios with games?