Polypolis Athens: Become an Athenian and experience a city in crisis

Polypolis, a mindset-shifting board game.

In the rapidly deteriorating Athens centre, players are assigned life-roles; immersed in an urban environment of economic resession, illegality, city-phobia, rising violence and human desperation, the Athenians (Greeks and immigrants, shop owners, unemployed, land owners, investors, inhabitants, entrepreneurs, intellectuals, etc.) enter into an agonising and agonistic struggle to reset the city’s human, physical and natural resources. The players keep reflecting and acting ypon "real" city conditions, and watch the outcome of their decisions unfold on the game board. the athenians of the Polypolis social game stand up to the challenge of the crisis and have the power to transform the materiality of their city.  

Be one of them!  Book to play now!

23 June 2012, 15.00–17.00
Jeremy Bentham Room, Wilkins  Building, Main Quadrangle, UCL, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT, London
The event is part of London Festival of Architecture, Cultural Olympiad 2012 and under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in London.

Attending and observers please sign up as “I’m attending” at 

For more information about the different versions of Polypolis visit our website