Three-day urban game festival promoted by Plovdiv 2019 - European Capital of Culture

After the first successful edition last year of the Urban Games Festival – Tobacco City. Inception, Plovdiv will be once again changed into an engaging playground! This year the urban games festival will take place under the motive Time Machine from 16th till 18th November 2018 in and around the Tobacco City area, as part of the social programme of Plovdiv2019 European Capital of Culture and as a continuation of the partnership with Matera 2019 Foundation thus enriching the urban games approach as a powerful strategy to improve, make alive and take back abandoned city areas. We want to continue the stared boost of developing a community of creative people that would explore this topic in the next years and to make it an important cornerstone of the 2019 cultural programme and the legacy of the European Capital of Culture initiative. 

Less than two weeks to the start of the second Urban Games festival #SaveTheDates 16, 17 and 18th November! #transform #timemachine #ECoC #Plovdiv2019 #Matera2019 #БългарскоИмане #MinimeDifferenze #FreeIceCream #IdaToftCopenhagen Games Play:Vienna Matteo Uguzzoni.


Tobacco City. Time Machine!

What is this? Weekend for urban games

When? 16, 17 and 18 November 2018

Where? In the Tobacco City - #SKLAD  /Ekzarh Yossif Str. And d-r G. M. Dimitrov Str./

Entrance and participation? Free of charge


The rules:

  • Choose a game /or register for all - we will be happy to have you with us/
  • Register for participation till 15.11.2018 HERE or come before the start of the games and join if there is a free place available - the meeting is always at one and the same spot – in front of #SKLAD, /16 Ekzarh Yossif Str./.

  • Come by yourself or with a team - what matters is to be #together

  • Follow the rules of each game which you will receive on spot

  • Ask if you need to know more - we are here for you

  • Have fun and enjoy

The games:

  • Promises on 16.11.2018 between 20,00 h till 23.00 /starts every 20 minutes/

  • BG Imane – The Legacy on 17.11.2018 at 11,00 h and at 13,00 h

  • Lessons from the Future on 17.11.2018 at 17,00 h; 18,00 h; 19,00; and 20,00 h

  • Stay or Go on 18.11.2018 at 11,00 h and at 13,00 h

    RegistrationHere. Details on Facebook too.

Discussion:

We are pleased to invite you to a meeting and a talk with the European designer of urban games and selector of the games included in the festival this year – Philipp Ehman, representing the Urban-games studio from Austria: Play: Vienna. The discussion will enable you to know more about the popular method of iteration of and in urbanscape as well as with its possible and diverse applications and show you examples throughout Europe. The urban games are a method of community development and neighbourhood revitalization. Applying unorthodox and joyous approach, the designers of the urban game rise important topics and questions regarding the development and customization of the topos and its hidden assets to a wide audience. The al fresco games in the dynamic modern cities provide a way of getting to know each other as well as promoting new cultural products and associating a new meaning to mundane objects and interweaving them into the city fabric. The meeting at which you will be able to share ideas and experience and play-test a game will take place on 17.11.2018 /Saturday/ from 15,00 till 18.00 h in SKLAD. Working language: English. Free Entrance. Advance registration can be made HERE.


Here is a short description of the games:

Promises

  • Day: 16 November 2018 /Friday/
  • Starts: 20,00 h, 20,20 h, 20,40 h, 21,00 h, 21,20 h, 21,40 h, 22,00 h, 22,20 h, 22,40 h
  • Meeting point: Ekzarh Yossif Str., in front of #SKLAD
  • Duration of one game: 15 minutes
  • Participants: up to 9 persons
  • Age requirements: No restriction /come alone, or with friends, or with the family and enjoy/
  • Game designers: Ida Toft & Copenhagen Game Collective

In Promises, objects circulate between the hands of the visitors. Objects and promises replace one another via the acts of trading, making attachments, and letting go. 9 black game objects, beating in patterns of algorithmic of vibration, are arranged in the city scape, hidden in corners, dents and features in the surrounding ornaments. The players enter the game with the instruction to pick up one of the beating game objects. A total of 4 cards initiate 4 different phases of the game.  Just like vibration cuts through materials differentially, so does it cut through human bodies in often surprising ways. Preferences and meanings emerge. Take a break, use your hands to listen and tune into the subtle vibrations pulsating in the objects of Promises. The 9 game objects all loop in different rhythms, again and again, but they can seem alive only with the messiness of organic life for this is how they can transform and grow.

 Register for participation till 15.11.2018 HERE. Details on Facebook too.


BG Imane – The Legacy

  • Day: 17 November 2018 /Saturday/
  • Starts: 11,00 h and 13,00 h;
  • Meeting point: Ekzarh Yossif Str., in front of #SKLAD
  • Duration of one game: 90 minutes
  • Participants in one game: up to 80 persons
  • Age requirements: No restriction /come alone, or with friends, or with the family and enjoy/
  • Game Designers: BG Imane

More than a hundred years ago the area of today’s Tobacco City had been a busy centre of a growing economy and progress. The successful tobacco merchants and entrepreneurs managed to turn their efforts into big wealth, yet the mystery of one treasure still remains hidden till today. Come and join this interactive city quest, in order to step into the shoes of researchers and treasure hunters, trying to find one of the best-kept secrets of the noble family of the tobacco merchant. The present Tobacco City in Plovdiv, with its cultural monuments and streets, will become a Time Machine with which and through the modern technologies will solving multiple puzzles and mysteries integrated into the surrounding area.

Register for participation till 15.11.2018 HERE. Details on Facebook too.


Lessons from the Future

  • Day: 17 November 2018 /Saturday/
  • Starts: 17,00 h; 18,00 h, 19,00 h and 20,00 h
  • Meeting point: Ekzarh Yossif Str., in front of #SKLAD
  • Duration of the game: 40 minutes
  • Age requirements: 16+
  • Game Designers: Free Ice Cream Limited

The war between two technological giants rages on in the future. As these great machines battle their war is coming to us, to our time. What are these lessons from the future that fall back through time? The game is part scavenger hunt and part trust exercise. It uses analogue augmented reality to create new interactions and new ways to navigate the city. This game from Free Ice Cream and is part of an ongoing investigation into how AR could be made more social.

Register for participation till 15.11.2018 HERE. Details on Facebook too.


Stay or Go

  • Day: 17 November 2018 /Saturday/
  • Starts: 11,00 h and 13.00 h
  • Meeting point: Ekzarh Yossif Str., in front of #SKLAD
  • Duration of the game: 90 minutes
  • Age requirements: 16+
  • Game Designers: Minime Differenze

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to see your city with the eyes of somebody who lived their whole life there and at the same time with the eyes of somebody who left to live elsewhere and is back after some years? In Leave or Stay players take the role of people from the same town or city. Some of these people left a while ago but are now back, some of them never left. Play the discussions about their perception of the town and their role in it now that it’s changed.

 
Register for participation till 15.11.2018 HERE. Details on Facebook too.


Discussion 

  • Day: 17 November 2018 /Saturday/

  • Start: 15,00 h

  • Duration: 90 minutes

  • Entrance: free of charge

  • Location: #SKLAD /16 Ekzarh Yosiff Str., 3rd floor/

    We are pleased to invite you to a meeting and a talk with the European designer of urban games and selector of the games included in the festival this year – Philipp Ehman, representing the Urban-games studio from Austria: Play: Vienna. The discussion will enable you to know more about the popular method of iteration of and in urban scape as well as with its possible and diverse applications and show you examples throughout Europe. The urban games are a method of community development and neighbourhood revitalization. Applying unorthodox and joyous approach, the designers of the urban game rises important topics and questions regarding the development and customization of the topos and its hidden assets to a wide audience. The al fresco games in the dynamic modern cities provide a way of getting to know each other as well as promoting new cultural products and associating a new meaning to mundane objects and interweaving them into the city fabric.

    The meeting at which you will be able to share ideas and experience and play-test a game will take place on 17.11.2018 /Saturday/ from 15,00 till 18.00 h in SKLAD. Working language: English. Free Entrance. Advance registration can be made HERE.

Find information and an array of hot news at our site: tobacco-city.plovdiv2019.eu/bg as well as at www.facebook.com/events.


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