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Mateja Rot, Nikos Vandoros

Urban Hackers

Moudanion 31, Nikaia, Piraeus, Greece
Mateja Rot: urban innovator, building smart solutions for urban communities. Rotary Peace Fellow, Professional Fellow on Tech innovation and Visiting Research Fellow of Center for Digital Media Cultures, University of Brighton UK. Nikos Vandoros: architect with interest in reusing building cells and ancient monuments. His projects that aim to raise awareness on neglected urban landmarks through gaming have been presented in numerous scientific conferences and gained awards.

Call for ideas 2020

RE:CLAIM


Urban Games to Rethink Public Spaces in the City

RE:CLAIM


Urban Games to Rethink Public Spaces in the City
A set of co-created urban games that tackle challenges, aiming to RE:CLAIM the right to public spaces.
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RE:CLAIM is a project that uses participatory game design workshops to raise awareness on matters of local urban context and assist people in alleviating them. Having a structure reminiscent of extended game jam or hackathon, it invites interested parties that reside, work or pass by a neglected part of the urban fabric and help them reintegrate it to their daily lives in a meaningful way. By having people create an urban game of a genre of their choice (mystery, larp etc.) awareness on various urbanistic issues will be raised through non-traditional education process. Creative and playful elements will promote the continuous use of the selected public space, thus turning it from a void to a live social hub. Practice has shown that public spaces can be shaped to be an efficient game arena for inclusive living. In that sense RE:CLAIM will act as good participatory practice, a tool to interact in playful way, to create bonds and undertake active roles within the community.



Images of our urban games conducted in different European cities

our urban games

RE:CLAIM


Urban Games to Rethink Public Spaces in the City

RE:CLAIM


Urban Games to Rethink Public Spaces in the City
A set of co-created urban games that tackle challenges, aiming to RE:CLAIM the right to public spaces.
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

RE:CLAIM is a project that uses participatory game design workshops to raise awareness on matters of local urban context and assist people in alleviating them. Having a structure reminiscent of extended game jam or hackathon, it invites interested parties that reside, work or pass by a neglected part of the urban fabric and help them reintegrate it to their daily lives in a meaningful way. By having people create an urban game of a genre of their choice (mystery, larp etc.) awareness on various urbanistic issues will be raised through non-traditional education process. Creative and playful elements will promote the continuous use of the selected public space, thus turning it from a void to a live social hub. Practice has shown that public spaces can be shaped to be an efficient game arena for inclusive living. In that sense RE:CLAIM will act as good participatory practice, a tool to interact in playful way, to create bonds and undertake active roles within the community.



Images of our urban games conducted in different European cities

our urban games


Idea by

Mateja Rot, Nikos Vandoros
Urban Hackers
Moudanion 31
Nikaia, Piraeus
Greece
Mateja Rot: urban innovator, building smart solutions for urban communities. Rotary Peace Fellow, Professional Fellow on Tech innovation and Visiting Research Fellow of Center for Digital Media Cultures, University of Brighton UK. Nikos Vandoros: architect with interest in reusing building cells and ancient monuments. His projects that aim to raise awareness on neglected urban landmarks through gaming have been presented in numerous scientific conferences and gained awards.