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How UK City of Culture bid can make Coventry's streets fun

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In June, we commissioned Ludic Rooms as our Digital Artists-in-Residence for their project Open Citizens, which invites local people to imagine fun, innovative and digital ways to bring the city centre to life through play.

They were inspired by global projects such as 21 Swings in Montreal, where swings were installed so that adults could enjoy swings too; the subway stairs in Stockholm that were turned into a giant piano just like Tom Hanks in Big; and Streetpong in Hildesheim, Germany, where, at a pedestrian crossing you can play a game of Pong, whilst you’re waiting for the green man.

A bit closer to home in Bristol, a 300ft........

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