Playable City Award 2016 open for entries

The award seeks to inspire creative development of transport infrastructure.

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Last year’s winning entry Urbanimals

Watershed, an arts venue based in Bristol, UK has opened submissions for the fourth annual Playable City Awards.

The award was created to make use of creative technologies, reuse city infrastructure and make cities more liveable, hopeful and collaborative places. The winner in 2015 was “Urbanimals”, a series of origami-like projections of wild beasts, created by Polish designers LUX.

The winning designer will receive a £30,000 commission, practical support in designing, testing and communicating the idea, and a residency at the Pervasive Media Studio in Watershed, Bristol.

This year, Watershed has invited artists to respond to the theme of “journeys” in a bid to enhance transport facilities, welcoming submissions from designers, urbanists, architects, interaction designers, technologists and creative practitioners from across the globe.

Last year’s winning entry was from Poland-based creative group LAX, and saw projection-based animal installations scattered around the city of Bristol, which “interacted” with passers-by.

The deadline for submissions is 31 August at 5pm. To apply, go here.

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