Children's Activities

ATHENS PLAYTHON FESTIVAL

 

PLAYTHON

{play + marathon} – [plaay-th-oo-n] ¬¬ – Noun

1.An international street games festival taking place in Athens, now in it’s second year, hosting big games, design & technology workshops and city wide fun. Athens Plaython is a registered NGO working with an active community of volunteers.

2. Α small yet talented team of people based in Athens (mostly), who were brought together by destiny, luck and a broken economy, and who love nothing more than playing and making innovative and creative street games and running workshops. Add pirates and superheroes.

The city’s first ever street games festival brings to you a marathon of big games, talks and workshops for every age! In 2013 Athens Plaython is hosting a series of events that explore the intersection of performance and games, focusing on the medieval myths of dragons and the heroic guards of frontiers – the Acrites . In partnership with the EU Program Helidra and some of the best street theaters in Europe, we think this year will be epic!

We re talking! No, we are playing! No we are talking and playing…. Ok, fine check out our newly announced Athens Plaython Talks Full Schedule and get ready for talking AND playing =) Oh yes also coffee and cookies.
15:00-15:30 Registration
15:30-16:00 Welcome
16:00-16:20 Eleni Kolovou : CITYgories; playing the urban space (at Athens Plaython 2012)
16:20-16:40 Amani Naseem : Playmakers in Maldives 
16:40-17:00 Sarcha : POLYPOLIS
17:00-17:20 coffee play break
17:20-17:40 William Drew : Play, Agency and Secrecy: If Frankie Kuniklo is a prophet, what is his prophecy?
17:40-18:00 Jakob la Cour : Enter super reality
18:00-18:20 Zuraida Buter : Playful Culture around the world
18:20-18:30 coffee play break
18:30-19:00 All Participants : Interactive Session
19:00-19:10 coffee play break
19:10-20:00 Bernie De Koven : Coffee with Bernie
20:00-21:00 Closing Session

GAMES: 

Now on it’s second year the festival is hosting a series of big games for every age designed by an incredible group of local and international artists. For 2013 the theme of the festival is inspired by medieval myths of dragons and mighty knights. Get out on the streets and re-imagine your cityscape, build human towers and jump over imaginary obstacles. So what are you waiting for?Common’ Athens, play!

read more about the games: http://athensplaython.org/en/games

WORKSHOPS:

The festival hosts a range of game design & technology workshops for both kids and adults. We are inviting you to take the role of game designers, tinker with new technologies and learn how to design innovative play; But most importantly become part of a community that believes in thepower of play as a way to improve our everyday encounters and life in Athens.

read more: http://athensplaython.org/en/workshops

TALKS:

Now we are talking! In addition to the games and workshops this year we are bringing to you something new; Athens Plaython Talks is an evening of discussions and presentations, some of them in public spaces, around the notion of playfulness in the urban landscape and its ability to act as a medium for creativity, empowerment and change in times of turbulence. We are looking forward to having you join us!

read more: http://athensplaython.org/en/talks

14 & 15 of September

Starting point: next to the Thission Metro Station.

Destination: the streets of Athens

source: http://athensplaython.org/en

 

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