Modern cities are continually redesigned to become more efficient places for work, commerce and mobility. But does this overlook other human needs? A growing global movement wants to make cities more playable – appropriating urban space through playful takeover, and using technology to opening up new possibilities for community. Get involved, Melbourne: it’s time to start playing around!
Innocent is an artist, academic, designer and educator whose hybrid practice traverses multiple disciplines. His public art practice incorporates pervasive game design, augmented reality, and urban design supporting a long-term investigation into interactive and speculative experiences of the city as an emergent process. Innocent’s visual arts practice combines gallery-based or digital responses and the development of systems and processes that deconstruct and de-familiarise digital code in works of works of design, sculpture, animation, sound and installation. Innocent is a current Melbourne Knowledge Fellow researching playable cities in the UK and Europe to inform development of street games exploring playful wayfinding.
7:30 PM @Bar Ampere, 16 Russell Place, Melbourne VIC 3000
Entrance over 18 | The venue is wheelchair accessible.