In this combined seminar & studio class, we will investigate how game design methods as well as playfulness can, methodologically and practically, serve as design principles and design results for future cities. We will focus on mobility and also address topics such as urban well-being and liveability, citizen engagement, civic participation as well as sustainability.
The seminar is carried out in the context of a doctoral research project at RMIT University’s Games & Experimental Entertainment Laboratory (GEElab). At the GEElab, an international research team is investigating how game design thinking can affect and alter architecture & urbanism, mobility, popular media, storytelling, engagement as well as other sciences, cf. www.geelab.rmit.edu.au. The GEElab operates sites in Melbourne, Australia, as well as in Germany, there as GEElab Europe.”