Lecture: “The ludic city: urban practices through a playful lens”

For those of you in Brussels, there’s an interesting lecture tonight hosted by the Media Studies research group iMINDS-SMIT near the VUB. The lecture will deal with how (game)play shapes and is shaped by the city.

The title “The Ludic City” is derived from guest speaker Quentin Stevens’ book by the same name.

An overview of the programme:

  • Quentin Stevens (video-talk): Reader in Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. Author of the ludic city.
  • Marc Tuters: Lecturer and Phd candidate at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam working on locative media.
  • Tanguy Coenen and Thomas Laureyssens: Respectively, social media researcher/developer at iMinds-SMIT and researcher/interaction designer at Media Arts and Design Faculty, KHLim-PHL.
  • Alex Fleetwood: Founder & Director of Hide&Seek, a game design studio inventing new kinds of play that enters public spaces.
  • Ekim Tan: Phd candidate at TUDelft. Founder of Play the City, an office focusing on serious gaming for urban project development.

When: 21st of November, 2012 / 18h – 20h30
Where: Pleinlaan 9, first floor, 1050 Brussels

Participation is free, but registration is required.

Register via this link

SMIT page on the lecture


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