Games are Political: Challenging municipal collaborative practices for sustainable urban transition through game co-design

Bidragets oversatte titel: Spil er politiske: - Udfordring af offentlig kollaborativ praksis for bæredygtig urban udvikling gennem spil co-design

Mette Agger Eriksen, Maria Hellström Reimer, Majken Toftager Larsen

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Abstrakt

This chapter draws on experiences and lessons learned from a process of hands-on, reflective game co-design process. The case study was a part of the Urban Transition Öresund project (2012-14) which involved urban researchers, professional game designers, and civil servants working with complex, cross-sector urban planning tasks in four municipalities in Scandinavia. The process included framing, co-designing, testing and playing the “Urban Transition” game – explored in various real-world urban planning processes focusing on sustainable development. By analysing four co-design and play-testing situations from the game co-designing process, the chapter aims to elaborate on games as formats for collaboration, negotiation and mutual learning. The main claim is that games are political – in the sense that they can re-open taken-for-granted urban planning themes by drawing attention to value foundations and rules; can reveal assumptions about others by actualizing tensions and conflicts; and can challenge current and future municipal practices by highlighting situated, socio-material and collaborative interactions. Therefore, in urban planning processes aimed at sustainable development, games and game co-designing should not be seen as de-politicized quick fixes but rather as political platforms for agonistic yet vital negotiation.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelThe Routledge Companion to Games in Architecture and Urban Planning : Tools for Design, Teaching, and Research, 1st Edition
RedaktørerMarta Brkovic Dodig, Linda N. Groat
Antal sider15
Udgivelses stedNew York
ForlagRoutledge Taylor & Francis group
Publikationsdatonov. 2019
Udgave1
Sider32-46
Kapitel3
ISBN (Elektronisk)9780429441325
DOI
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2019

Emneord

  • Game co-designing
  • Urban planning
  • Sustainable development and transition
  • Games are political
  • Challenging current municipal practices
  • Mutual learning

Kunstnerisk udviklingsvirksomhed (KUV)

  • Nej

Citationsformater

Eriksen, M. A., Hellström Reimer, M., & Toftager Larsen, M. (2019). Games are Political: Challenging municipal collaborative practices for sustainable urban transition through game co-design. I M. Brkovic Dodig, & L. N. Groat (red.), The Routledge Companion to Games in Architecture and Urban Planning: Tools for Design, Teaching, and Research, 1st Edition (1 udg., s. 32-46). Routledge Taylor & Francis group. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429441325