Play the City Talk Show

Friday September 12th, 19:00

Game Designers, scholars and practitioners gather around! A great line-up of professionals gathers to discuss the relevancy of City Games to Collaborative City Making. With short presentations on how games can help city making, or can't. Participants are Ekim Tan, Michiel van Iersel, Renny Ramakers, Zef Hemel and Ben Schouten just to name a few.

This evening is organized to celebrate the release of Play the City's book Negotiation and Design for the Self-Organizing City. The outcome of Ekim Tan's doctoral research at Delft University of Technology.

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Play the City Talk Show -

How City Gaming will Save City Planning

This evening urban designers, city officers, game designers, writers, sociologists, human geographers, journalists, builders, academics, historians will present their 3-minute views on how games can help city making, or can't.

Talk Show Host is Michiel van Iersel from Failed Architecture&Non-fiction.


19:30 Welcome

by Ekim Tan , founder of Play the City.

19:45 Interview

with Yuval Portugali prof. of Human Geography Tel Aviv University and the author of Self-organization and the City

20:00 Talk Show with Game Designers

with Marcus Vlaar from Ranj Serious Gaming, Igor Mayer from
Signature Games and Jeroen Warmerdam from Tygron.

20:30 Drinks, snacks & Noord Ice
21:00 Scholars

with Ben Schouten Prof. of Play at TU Eindhoven, Arnold Reijndorp Prof. University of Amsterdam, Zef Hemel Prof. University of Amsterdam, Henco Bekkering Prof. TU Delft and Han Brezet Prof. TU Delft.

21:30 Practitioners

with Jacqueline Tellinga project leader City of Almere, Marta Relats PhD Candidate TU Delft + Design as Politics), Malkit Shoshan PhD Candidate TU Delft + FAST and Renny Ramakers from Droog.

21:45 Final Words

Ekim Tan

22:00 Drinks & Music

Professor B


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