Playable City Tokyo Residency 2018

Watershed and the British Council announce an exciting opportunity for two artists to travel to Tokyo to undertake a Playable City Residency in 2018.

Applications are now closed. We will announce the recipients shortly.

The Playable City Tokyo Residency is an opportunity to collaboratively research and develop playful ideas at the intersection of art, technology, society that innovate around public space in Tokyo. We are offering two places for creative people from any discipline who believe we can start a new kind of city conversation through play.

Building on the work of an ongoing Playable City Tokyo programme, the Playable City Tokyo Residency 2018 will support, inspire and challenge participants to develop playful interventions using creative technology to respond to public space in and around central Tokyo.

Playable City Tokyo launched in 2015 to develop imaginative new ideas for urban spaces and to engage communities in thinking about the future of Tokyo (particularly in the run up to Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Games). Since 2016, a multiannual programme of creative labs including the Playful Welcome, presentation of previous Playable City Award Winners and public presentations have created a thriving local network of creatives, producers and supporters including Rhizomatiks.

Participants will create and deliver prototype experiences for the public and attendees of the Making the City Playable Conference on 28-29 September.

Participants may be artists, designers, architects, urbanists, magicians, interaction designers, technologists or other kinds of professional creative practitioners who can demonstrate a history of delivering high quality, innovative professional practice in public.

To find out more about the offer, please visit Playable City Tokyo Residency 2018.

The Playable City Tokyo Residency is produced by Watershed in collaboration with the British Council and JKD Collective Inc. with special cooperation from Rhizomatiks.

The Playable City Tokyo Residency 2018 is a Tokyo Tokyo Festival Grant Program and is supported by Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture.