Hubbub has gone into hibernation.

Join us for playful meanderings through Leidsche Rijn this saturday

I’ve always found neigh­bor­hoods under con­struc­tion curi­ous places. There is a strange ten­sion between the place as planned and the place as exe­cut­ed and sub­se­quent­ly lived in. Lei­d­sche Rijn is a new neigh­bor­hood being built in Utrecht (which is my home­town and also where Hub­bub’s stu­dio is locat­ed). When it is fin­ished in 2025 it should house 80.000 peo­ple; quite a large num­ber for a small coun­try such as the Netherlands.

In this shiny new urban land­scape we will be run­ning sev­er­al low tech urban games com­ing Sat­ur­day (5 June) as part of the NU Grounds games fes­ti­val which is being orga­nized by Cul­tu­ur 19. We’ve made a selec­tion of games designed by local stu­dents from the HKU and some gold­en oldies from Ludoc­i­ty (many thanks to the cre­ators of those games for open sourc­ing them). Some will involve stalk­ing, oth­ers swash­buck­ling and still oth­ers aim­less wan­der­ing. Sev­er­al will involve balls of some kind. But in any case, all should be good fun. Our base of oper­a­tions is the Paper Dome (an archi­tec­tur­al curios­i­ty itself) and the games will be playable from 13:00 to 17:00. (We’ll run two tours, one start­ing at 13:30 and a sec­ond one at 15:30.) Do come along.

More details on the full event (in Dutch) are avail­able at the Cul­tu­ur 19 website.

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