Working with Ruth Catlow from the digital media arts organisation Furtherfield, I was recently awarded a small AHRC grant, from London’s Creative Works, Creative voucher scheme to work on the project “Play Your Place”.
“Play Your Place” is described as ?an open participatory artwork for people to shape their own towns through play, for the health and prosperity of all.? Conceived and developed by artists Ruth Catlow (UK) and Mary Flanagan (USA) it takes the form of an online and mobile game in which people come together to draw, make and play the future of a place. The research project is part of the ongoing reflection and theoretical contextualization of the PYP series for which Play Southend (2012-14) and Play South Westminster (2014) (funded by Tate Local) are pilots.
The draft report: Cultural Geographies of Play Your Place is available here.