Urbanology Online - An Interactive Game Exploring Issues of City Life

Urbanology Online: An Interactive Game Exploring Issues of City Life

BMW Guggenheim Lab launched Urbanology, an interactive game that addresses issues that arise when cities grow and inhabitants try to institute lasting change.

Urbanology online is the companion to the large-scale, interactive installation at the BMW Guggenheim Lab, currently in New York's East Village through October 16.

More than 13,500 people have already experienced the group game and now people worldwide have the chance to participate.

By answering questions about key urban issues-education, housing, health care, infrastructure, and mobility-players role-play scenarios for city transformation to build a city that matches their specific desires and needs.

Based on their personal responses, the player's "Future City" is created and compared with other cities around the world.

Players can also suggest questions for future Urbanology sessions online and at the Lab, provoking thought and collective global exchange among the players and giving them the ability to actively lead the discussion at the Lab.

The online game will continue to be available on the website after the BMW Guggenheim Lab leaves New York to travel to other cities around the world.

The game experience for Urbanology was developed by Local Projects, and the physical design was created by Zones Urbaines Sensibles.

Local Projects