Play Southend at Village Green 2013
Watch the video showing hundreds of people debating, laughing, drawing, playing the game of the future of Southend at the incredible Village Green 2013.
Draw and play your future town!
Artists Ruth Catlow and Mary Flanagan invited Southenders examples of evaluation essays to join them at Village Green to create and participate in Play Southend – an online game to imagine the future of Southend, developed following a residency at Metal.
Southenders of all ages and experiences talked about what would make the town better for them and for most people.
They made the drawings for the backgrounds, obstacles and rewards that could make up the game. They devised rules of the game inspired by their town, deciding how the different elements might relate and shape the future.
‘People of Southend define your future together! Make decisions for the long term prosperity and health of all. If you draw it, it will happen.’