Important information for participants
The game provided by Play the City was played using models (1:30) of each proposal and these rules. After we were provided a random sequence, a representative from each proposal presented their wants and worries. We took a little break to form alliances and welcome desirable neighbors. In the second round, we played in the opposite sequence and began placing our models inside the maquette of the Fabriek space. This is when we really got down to business. Who gets to be next to the Hamam and who will be placed by the Poo Factory?
We placed and replaced our proposal models until we were all pleased with the result. We will play more rounds, taking updates into consideration, during Slum Sessions #6 on January 15. In the meantime, we will open the doors of the Fabriek on Tuesday, January 7 for a sub-session for those who want a space to meet with collaborators.
Freezing Favela is a small city within Mediamatic Fabriek. Builders, cooks and other makes have been given the possibility to claim a part of the big industrial hall as their own. They work on their projects autonomously, but like in any other community, materials, space and functions have to be shared. Favela citizens are making tosti's from scratch, paper from cow shit, furniture from cardboard, and food from our very own aquaponics farm. And everyone is welcome to contribute. Build this city with us.