The premise of our intervention was to appropriate urban space to set up the game twister. For the experiment we set up a twister set on the lawns of the State Library with a sign indicating free twister. We were expecting children to be the main instigators of this informal urban appropriation, however the groups that came up to play were all “university age” people. We chose the game twister for this experiment because it is an instantly recognisable game for most people and it can make people somewhat lose their inhibitions and play a game in an otherwise formal urban environment.
Elliot Henkel, Tim Bagnara