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Open call: Μystery 135 Trust in Play_School of Urban Game Design_the Elefsina Cycles

Are you passionate about the design of urban games and playful experiences? Do you want to be part of an international community of creators and immerse yourself in the mysteries of Elefsina from July 14th until July 23st? Are you a recent graduate or emerging cultural practitioner in game & interaction design, art, urban planning & architecture, performance, technology, storytelling or a related field? 

Μystery 135 Trust in Play_School of Urban Game Design_the Elefsina Cycles is searching for playful creators and practitioners to explore myths and nocturnal landscapes in Elefsina. The town of the old mysteries will offer us its history, its streets and public spaces. We will create playful offerings in the form of urban games, performances, live action role-play, bizarre/unpredictable storytelling and playful experiences and rituals of any kind. A surprising journey that will merge together, urban game, performance, technology, role-play and transmedia storytelling to transform our surroundings and vision.

The School will have 3 Cycles:
  • Cycle 1 / April 28 & May 8: Researching the Mystery: awakening our community with two online events open to all
  • Cycle 2 / May 27: Meeting the Mystery: a playful day in Elefsina on May 27th to meet and learn from the local participants
  • Cycle 3 / July 16 to 23: Playing with the Mystery: Trust in Play Summer School from July 14th to July 22st 
Why should you participate in Μystery 135 Trust in Play_School of Urban Game Design_the Elefsina Cycles?
  • Join the International Training Week in Elefsina in July 2023 (limited travel scholarships available)
  • Receive local and e-training by experts in urban game design, playful interactions, storytelling & cultural organization
  • Create your own urban game in a small team with, mentorship, production & development support
  • Present your game in a public event as part of the cultural program of 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture

Participation is free of cost, participants are expected to cover their own traveling costs however limited travel scholarships are available.
Free of cost accommodation is available in an actual school in Elefsina and some meals will also be covered by the School.
International participants are expected to be part of Cycle 3
Local participants (from Greece) are expected to be part of Cycle 2 and Cycle 3.

Apply here.
Deadline: Wednesday May 10, 2023(23.59 CET)
Learn more here.
Watch Trust in Play – Training Week 2019 video here.
ACCESSIBILITY DISCLAIMER: For alternative ways to apply and/or any accessibility needs you might have, please contact us on: trustinplayeu@gmail.com
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Mystery 137 Transition Towards Professional Solidarity

A series of discussions, workshops and events will be organised from 6 to 10 March by 2023 Eleusis, in collaboration with the Culture for Change network, regarding the future and the development of collective initiatives by professionals in the cultural sector.


Mystery 176 Cinema Days

2023 Eleusis organizes screenings of documentary works related to its artistic program, the city, as well as contemporary reflections on key and timeless issues. Always with a hidden ambition to transform Eleusis into a landmark of a unique cinematic experience.


Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology

2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture organises for the first time on 29 and 30 March, at the Elefsina Old Oil Mill Factory, the conference “Narrative Archaeology | Performance in archaeological sites and excavation of human experience.” This two-day meeting takes place in the framework of the composite art activity Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology, with the aim of promoting an interdisciplinary dialogue between Arts and Archaeology.

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