November 1, 2017

Playful Commons at the Ständige Vertretung residency

November and December will be spent at the Berlin-based Ständige Vertretung residency space at the ZK/U. This residency and fellowship is dedicated to actors of the Berlin Freiscene and fosters projects looking to influence the social fabric of the city. Come visit us in the flying parasite!

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April 7, 2017

Hacking Urban Furniture Pecha Kucha Night @ ZK/U Berlin

Tonight, Gilly Karjesvky will present at the Hacking Urban Furniture conference, which closes a two year project and idea competition at the ZK/U Berlin. Here is the text of her presentation: Creative commons was a solution to a problem of regulation. In the vast public space of the internet, its…

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November 14, 2016

Playful Design in Smart Cities @RMIT Europe

Gilly and Sebastian presented the Playful Commons approach in a workshop on design, regulatory, and social impact issues of urban play hosted by Jussi Holopainen of RMIT Europe in Barcelona. In the context of emerging smart cities, the questions posed by Playful Commons become more urgent: how can digital technologies…

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November 3, 2016

Workshop: “Special Use” as a New Normal?

During a workshop hosted by at PACT Zollverein, participants experimented with a high speed permission process and playful prototyping of new licenses for spaces. More information:

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April 2, 2016

Playful Commons @ Now Play This London

07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Steward Sebastian Quack gave a talk on the current status and thinking around the Playful Commons project at Now Play This Festival in London, during an evening event on Cities and Play with Laura Kriefman (Mass Crane Dance) and Matt Adams (Blast Theory). Video of the talk to come.

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February 6, 2016

License Launch Event in Cork, Ireland

02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

We’re thrilled to launch a long-term Playful Commons license in an urban space – Adelaide Plaza aka Skibby’s Castle Plaza in the heart of Cork, Ireland. During the Quarter Block Party festival, Sebastian will lead a workshop exploring the possibilities covered by the new license and unveil the signage in…

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December 3, 2015

Dialoge I: Arxiu Alícia – Barcelona

Sebastian is looking forward to run a workshop for kids and participate in this conference about Childhood and Public Space, organized by Goethe Institut Barcelona and Urbanitas Berlin Barcelona.

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June 18, 2015

Make City Festival für Architektur und Andersmachen

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

In June, Playful Commons will take part in a panel discussion at the Make City festival centre. We will join keynote Prof. Fran Tonkiss (UK) and moderator Elke Krasny (AU) together with great speakers such as Aristide Antonas (GR), Elma van Boxel, Kristian Koreman (NL), Maria Muñoz (ES), and Julia Kloiber (DE). Should be super challenging!…

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May 31, 2015

w00t Copenhagen Play Festival

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

On Sunday, May 31, Sebastian will be presenting Playful Commons at w00t Play Festival in Copenhagen and participating in a panel on The State of Play. They say the panel will be held “Socrates style” on a public playground.

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May 7, 2015

re:publica 15 – Finding Europe

01:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Join PC stewards Gilly Karjevsky and Sebastian Quack as they introduce the project in the 2015 edition of Re:Publica, Europe‘s largest conference on Internet and Society May 7th, 13:00, at the station, Kreuzberg. Here’s the video from the talk:

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