How will our cities look in 20-100 years time? Can games change the world? With cities everywhere struggling to cope with the population growth that increased urbanisation brings, video games can be harnessed to help the residents, especially young people, take part in planning, and fixing their own cities. The result of this “civic gamification” is that city architecture and urban planning is being democratized. Cities have become the ground zero for digital innovation and the debate about how our cities evolve has suddenly gone viral. Completed projects show that Minecraft isn’t just another game, but a tool that can also be used for projects that benefit society.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Anders Eklund is a director and producer of television series and documentary films. His career in the TV business started 1998 at the Swedish production company Strix Television, editing TV shows like Survive, the Bar, Come Dine With Me and other prime time TV shows at the time. 2006 he started the production company Luckyday and since then he has been producing and directing non stop for clients like Discovery, BBC, SVT, Warner Brothers and Ericsson, creating international shows like Nordic Cookery, Ibrahimovic – The Documentary and the feature documentary Gaming the Real World. Anders lives in Malmö, Sweden with his family.