Eight Projects selected for the 2016 Shortlist

Watershed announces the shortlist for the fourth international Playable City Award, which launched earlier this year, inviting artists, designers, architects, technologists and creative practitioners from all over the world to propose new and distinctive ideas that put people and play at the heart of the City.

Building on the international success of previous Award winners Hello Lamp PostShadowing and Urbanimals, the 2016 call asked for ideas which respond to the theme of Journeys:

With more than half the world’s population now living in cities, transport infrastructure is a key investment area of the future city, but infrastructure and technology are often prioritised over user experience. Watershed is looking for globally-facing projects which start new conversations, imagine new futures and make new connections across the city – all entries are currently being reviewed and the winner will be announced on Thursday 27 October 2016.

The winning idea will re-appropriate city infrastructure, make use of creative technologies and make our cities more liveable, hopeful and collaborative spaces. It will be prototyped and publicly tested in Bristol, UK, and then tour to other Playable Cities globally.

The eight shortlisted projects are being shared online for you to ask questions of the creators and share your comments with the Award judging panel.

You can read all of the shortlisted projects here: https://www.playablecity.com/awards/award-2016/