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PLayable City Award Winner 2015

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Multicoloured CGI dolphins, rabbits, and kangaroos are set to invade the forgotten corners of Bristol.Playable city award winner 2015

This news can mean only one thing. The winner of the Playable City Award has just been announced!  

The Playable City Award is one of the UK most cutting edge art and technology competitions which challenged artists and creatives from all over the world to propose new ways for people to engage with the open and public spaces of the city using technology. For the past three years we have closely tracked the progress of The Playable City award, as year-on-year they add a spark of colour, fun, and intrigue to this most creative of UK cities

From hundreds of entries and a shortlist of 7, the judges have finally made their decision.

Playable city award winner 2015The latest winner Urbanimals, promises to push the boat even farther than ever before.

The intention behind Urbanimals is to encourage city dwellers to notice and appreciate those parts of the city which are often overlooked, or seen as merely a thoroughfare on the way to somewhere else. A dolphin, rabbit, kangaroo and beetle appear and create fun, mystery, and intrigue in the most mundane and unlikely of places. Who would win in a jumping competition, you or a kangaroo? Now we will all have the chance to find out!

The project was created by the Laboratory for Architectural Experiments, based in Poland. They had this to say about Urbanimals.

Playable city award winner 2015Our project, called is an experimental interactive installation responsive to human motion. It will let people interact with built environment in the way which they have never experienced before. It is not only a game, it is a medium to evoke activeness and creativity, to stimulate senses, and to foster body for new experiences”

The project will take place on the streets of Bristol through September and October this year; something to look forward to after the summer!

If interactive street art is your thing then why not check out our coverage on the previous winners Hello Lamppost and our interview with last year’s winner Shadowing.

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Published on: 10th June 2015

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