72 HOUR INTERACTIONS

23 – 27/07/2014

 

A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF GAMEFUL ARCHITECTURE

72 HOUR INTERACTIONS was a festival that connected gamers, artists, architects, designers, cultural activists, and residents. Within 3 days and 3 nights, the urban space of Witten was transformed by means of temporary works: a spectacular festival of active urban participation.

During the festival, from July 23 to 27, 2014 international teams on site tackled tasks that deal with local issues and requirements. For 72 hours, the teams worked together in order to uncover the hidden potential of five places determined in advance – designing and realizing projects in public space by means of imagination, discussion and physical work. The teams worked and slept on site and developed their interventions in urban space within a tight time schedule, a small budget and limited space.

Via the Internet platform, local residents of the Ruhr Valley and everybody interested in the project can stay informed about the festival. The World Championship of Gameful Architecture took place in July 2014. Urbane Künste Ruhr presented the festival together with Invisible Playground and 72 Hour Urban Action.
Here you can find Martin Christopher Welker's photographic documentation of 72 HOUR INTERACTIONS.


The Festival Location

In mid-February, the interdisciplinary jury chose the festival city Witten out of five cities in the Ruhr Valley: Hagen, Hattingen, Herdecke, Wetter, and Witten. Members of the jury were: the teams of Urbane Künste Ruhr, 72 Hour Urban Action, and Invisible Playground as well as Nathalie Pozzi (architect, New York City), Eric Zimmerman (game designer, New York City), and Phillip Misselwitz (urbanist, Stuttgart).

 

Dates

Please see our calendar for current project events and archived events.

  • 72 Hour Urban Action 2010 in Tel-Aviv
    72 Hour Urban Action 2010 in Tel-Aviv
  • Die Teams gestalten ihre jeweiligen "Teamflaggen"
    Die Teams gestalten ihre jeweiligen "Teamflaggen"
  • Eines von fünf Teams von 72 HOUR INTERACTIONS
    Eines von fünf Teams von 72 HOUR INTERACTIONS
  • Eines von fünf Teams von 72 HOUR INTERACTIONS
    Eines von fünf Teams von 72 HOUR INTERACTIONS
  • 72 HOUR INTERACTIONS: es geht los!
    72 HOUR INTERACTIONS: es geht los!
  • Die Umgestaltung von Orten in der Stadt beginnt
    Die Umgestaltung von Orten in der Stadt beginnt
  • Lagebesprechungen finden im Camp von 72 HOUR INTERACTIONS statt
    Lagebesprechungen finden im Camp von 72 HOUR INTERACTIONS statt
  • 72 HOUR INTERACTIONS
    72 HOUR INTERACTIONS