Cities: Urban Play
FutureEverything Conference, Manchester 2014
The Future of Cities doesn’t need to be determined only by the pragmatism of efficiency and sustainability that drives the rhethorics of Smart. The urban is also a the place for imagination, experimentation and serendipity: we need our cities to remain unpredictable and full of possibility.
This session gathers urbanists that are mapping the geographies of the fantastic all over the globe, along with speculative engineers, architects developing pop up experiments to reinvigorate decayed spaces, and game designers creating ludic experiences that infiltrate our streets and squares. This session will reflect on the City Fictions pop-up urban experiment in this years festival.
Paul Graham Raven