Games and the City -
Luck, Winnings and Leisure

An urban society without games is unthinkable.
City spaces are and always have been places for games – for children and adults alike. It is all about luck, money and leisure time. With Vienna as an example the exhibition shows the wide range of spaces for urban games, from streets and parks to cafés, pub backrooms or private salons.

What games were being played by whom and where?
What was the significance of illegal games?
How did games change according to the social milieu they were played in?


Games and the City -
Luck, Winnings and Leisure
25. October 2012 to 2. April 2013

Pressestimmen

"Die Schau ist informativ und unterhaltsam, ein Spaß für die ganze Familie."
Falter

"Das Rückgrat der Ausstellung bilden historische Spiele, die zeigen, dass das Spiel – zum reinen Spaß oder auch um Geld – immer schon ein nicht unbedeutender Faktor im Leben der Menschen war."
Wiener Zeitung

Supporting Sponsors

Wiener Stadtwerke www.wienerstadtwerke.at

Cooperation Partners

Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien www.dieangewandte.at

Spielefest 16. bis 18.11.2012
www.spielefest.at