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Making the City Playable: Tokyo 2018 (page for registering in English Language)
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The British Council and Watershed will host the Making the City Playable Conference in Tokyo, Japan this year on Friday 28 September.
Making the City Playable Tokyo is a unique day long conference to explore the theme of Playable City. The conference brings together an international mix of artists, policy makers, cultural producers, and creative change makers to challenge our thinking and shape our inquiry into the future of Tokyo as a Playable City.
Playable City Tokyo launched in 2015 to develop imaginative new ideas for urban spaces and to engage communities in thinking about the future of Tokyo, particularly in the run up to the 2020 Olympic Games. Building on the success of the Playful Welcome Lab and the Playable City Tokyo Residency, this is the first time the popular conference will be held outside of the UK.
The programme will feature opportunities for cross sector networking, debate and discussion, as well as an opportunity to sample Playable City thinking in action with a selection of bespoke experiences created by the cohort of international producers from Watershed’s global talent development programme, Creative Producers International. Join us to discover and co-create a new kind of Playable Tokyo.
Date: Friday 28 September 2018
Time: 10.00-17.45 (doors open at 09.30)
Venue: Station Conference Manseibashi, 4F (room 404ABC)
Capacity: 100 (tickets sold on a first come first serve basis)
Ticket Price: 3,000JPY (whole day pass including lunch)
Language: Japanese and English simultaneous translation
Access Needs: Please let us know of any access requirements you may have (e.g. speech-to-text transcription) at time of registration.
Registration Deadline: 10am (JST) Thursday 27 September or when maximum number of tickets are sold.
【CONFIRMED SPEAKERS】（20 August）
Tine Bech, Artist and Researcher (UK)
Mathias Poulsen, Counterplay Festival (Denmark)
Clare Reddington, CEO and Creative Director, Watershed (UK)
Seiichi Saito, Creative and Technical Director, Rhizomatiks (JP)
Jo Verrent, Unlimited (UK)
Kei Wakabayashi, Director, blkswn publishers (JP)
British Council website:
Please contact < firstname.lastname@example.org > (British Council Japan)
【ABOUT PLAYABLE CITY】
Watershed's Playable City programme features a global programme of labs, commissions and workshops, using innovative award winning creative technology projects to connect people to each other and their cities. Playable City is active across five continents in cities as diverse as Recife, Bristol, Lagos and now Tokyo – encouraging citizens to reimagine and reconfigure their city's services, places and stories.
Making the City Playable Conference is produced and organised by Watershed and British Council Japan, and supported by Rhizomatiks Architecture. It is supported by Arts Council England, British Council and UWE Bristol as part of Creative Producers International. It is co-organised by JKD Collective Inc. as part of the Playable City Tokyo 2018 Residency.
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