july, 2014


DOD Keynote: Ekim Tan + Jeroen Warmerdam

Event Details

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Ekim Tan and Jeroen Warmerdam will present on the power of serious gaming to make planning and design of cities and communities more inclusive and accessible. Warmerdam will present a keynote entitled Using Serious Gaming for Collaborative Urban Planning which will illustrate the potential impact that designing and playing Serious Gaming can have on consensus building in urban (re)development.

Ekim Tan is an experienced researcher and designer in international urban design projects and founder of the Amsterdam and Istanbul-based city design and research network ‘Play the City.’ Born in Istanbul, Tan graduated as an architect from the Middle East Technical University (METU) with the Archiprix Award. Play the City focuses on strategic urban development in emerging countries, consisting of young and ambitious professionals from Cairo to Istanbul to Amsterdam.

Jeroen Warmerdam founded Tygron straight out of the Delft University of Technology. Since 2009 Tygron has grown into one of the Netherlands most succesful Serious Gaming companies. Tygron focusses on using Serious Gaming to create consensus among stakeholders in urban planning. Over years Jeroen has codeveloped some of Tygron’s most succesfull spatial Serious Games, including Simport (on Strategic Port Planning) and the Climategame (on Climateproof Urban Development). Tygron has finished urban gaming projects around the world, including the United States, Vietnam and Myanmar. The last year Jeroen has focussed on bringing Tygron’s innovative Engine to the South African market.

Participation: Limited space available; please enquire to RSVP@departmentofdesign.nl.

Parking: Information may be found here.


(Thursday) 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Department of Design

8 Vrede Street, Gardens 8001 Cape Town, South Africa


Department of Design