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Smartphone-guided geolocated route through the historic Marais.

Designed as an outdoor course in the immediate neighbourhood of MAIF Social Club, the game allows to rediscover of the exceptional heritage of the Marais - an urban environment both peaceful because of its low motorized and mysterious traffic with its many courses and uncrowded gardens. Playground unveils several playful scenarios where players are invited to participate outside and inside..

Playground is played in teams, within a session of 40 minutes. The team with the widest occupied territory wins. A virtual checkerboard centered on the MAIF SOCIAL CLUB consisting of 30 meters by 30 meters boxes is placed on the neighborhood. To conquer a square, it must be occupied for 10 to 30 seconds, depending on the quality of the GPS signal.

The participants invest the public spaces, the courtyards of opened building during the day, the balconies and accessible roofs. At the end of the session, the players gather around the most difficult spaces to access. They must play against the clock and use invention to investigate each available parcels.

At the end of the session, a visual and audible countdown announces the end. Participants are invited to return to MAIF SOCIAL CLUB. A screen presents the final ranking and allows to replay the session during a debrief with the participants.


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« Sportmania » exhibition

Le project was experimented within the framework of the exhibition « Sportmania » at MAIF Social Club. Other sessions were programmed on may 6th and may 20th 2017, Playground is available for free.

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