The GAMElabor project connects virtual computer-based game spaces with games that take place in urban/architecture-based social spaces and their interfaces with urban practices of young people.
The GAMElabor project connects virtual computer-based game spaces with games that take place in urban/architecture-based social spaces and their interfaces with urban practices of young people:
The project builds upon interdisciplinary collaboration including expertise in urban planning, architecture, cultural development, art and art education, cultural studies, game studies and game design. A.o., we are interested in possible uses of virtual reality and intermedia/mixed media/"cross media" formats (i.e. "augmented reality"), and especially game based formats ("social games", "serious games", "pervasive games", "urban games") for and within processes of sustainable urban development.
The project is a cooperation between bb22 Stadtplaner und Architekten, Frankfurt am Main (Felix Nowak) and Goethe University of Frankfurt (FB09, Institute for Art Education/Visual Culture, Prof. Dr. Verena Kuni). It is being realised and developed with an interdisciplinary team.Since September 2009 the GAMElabor is funded as one of the "pioneer projects" (Modellvorhaben) in the ExWoSt-research area "Young People in Urban Quarters" ("Jugendliche im Stadtquartier") gefördert. ExWoSt ("Experimenteller Wohnungs- und Städtebau" / "Experimental Housing and Urban Development") is a research program led by the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung, BMVBS) and the German Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung, BBSR).
project: GAMElab FFM BHF/4
main project: (IN)VISIBLE CITY
related project on www.under-construction.cc: Urban Playgrounds