We are creating a new generation of urban game designers who navigate the world, produce new games and reach economic sustainability. Our hypothesis is that urban games have the power to generate trust through play in public space and we want more of that happening in our cities.
Running in 2019-2020, the project trains designers from different countries (Greece, the Netherlands, and mobile!). Plus there will be design activities, playtesting of the different games and an Urban games festival in Berlin.
Edgeryders has four partners in this Creative Europe funded project:
- the Leader of the project is Goethe Institute Athens (https://www.goethe.de/ins/gr/el/sta/ath.html), part of the team are Iris Asimakopoulou and Maria Saridaki (who just did another EU creative project).
- the second partner is also from Athens and is called Innovathens (http://www.innovathens.gr/en/), from their site “The Hub of Innovation & Entrepreneurship of Technopolis City of Athens”, so they are both a space and a community
- the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (http://www.hva.nl), with Gabriele Ferri a italian researcher active in the field of pervasive and urban games, (in the past we tried to collaborate on CriticalCity, our first project) and Martijn de Waal
- Sebastian Quack from Invisible Playground (http://www.invisibleplayground.com/en/welcome ) one of the most consistent european urban game designer from Berlin that participate under the Kulturkontakte partnership.