64 Ways of Being

Pae Tākaro is collaborating with Dr Troy Innocent from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Future Play Lab to create an Augmented Reality (AR) journey in Ōtautahi Christchurch called ‘64 Ways of Being.’

Urban art journey

64 Ways of Being is an urban art experience that uses location-specific participatory artworks, game design and stories to bring the streets, parks and Ōtākaro Avon to life via mixed reality. Players will explore the streets of Ōtautahi and be guided through the city and along the banks of the Ōtākaro. Along the way, players are prompted to reimagine the world through urban play.

This project draws together Indigenous knowledge and the diverse stories of our city through playable public art, and encourages people to engage with the city in new ways. This collaboration also supports long-term strategic research and evaluation of the social and/or cultural benefits of the urban play experience.

64 Ways of Being will launch in Ōtautahi as part of the DocEdge Festival on 19 June.

Who, what, where, when

Date: Launch at Doc Edge on 19 June, 2024

Locations:  All over the city, download the app and start from Tūranga

Client/Funder: Christchurch City Council, Australia Research Council, Smart Christchurch and ChristchurchNZ

Key people: Dr Troy Innocent, Kris Herbert, Vanessa Gray, Kate Finnerty

Values: Experimentation, Collaboration