This one day workshop will bring together indie game developers working in different regions with researchers and other stakeholders interested in culturally sustainable creative economy growth. It is the first stage of a project exploring the connections between place, culture and context in the recent expansion of indie games development.
The Bristol Games Hub is one of several cooperative ventures emerging as part of this expansion. The aim is to start some conversations between makers, researchers and other parties interested and invested in the potentials of creative economy growth for culture and creativity as well as for the bottom line.
Tuesday, May 20th
10 am – 5 pm
77 Stokes Croft
Bristol BS1 3RD
10.00 – 10.30: Registration and Welcome
10.30 – 11.00: Creative Territories Network Overview (Patrick Crogan and Helen Kennedy)
11.00 – 11.30: Indie Games: What’s That? (Niels Hoogendoorn and Joost Raessens)
11.30 – 12.30: Co-location, co-working and creative collaboration: the How’s and Why’s
(Caroline Chapain and Daniel Ashton)
12.30 – 1.30: Lunch
1.30 – 2.00: About the Dutch Game Garden (JP van Seventer)
2.00 – 3.30: Indie game development asset mapping exercise and reporting (Patrick Crogan and Helen Kennedy)
3.30 – 4.00: Coffee
4.00 – 5.00: Network Activity Planning
5.00: Drinks Reception
Patrick Crogan, Digital Cultures Research Centre, University of the West of England, Bristol
Helen Kennedy, Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton
Caroline Chapain, Department of Management, Birmingham University
Daniel Ashton, School of Humanities and Cultural Industries, Bath Spa University
Tom Rawlings, Director, Bristol Games Hub
Joost Raessens, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University
Niels Hoogendoorn Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University
JP van Seventer, Director, Dutch Game Garden Utrecht
Debbie Rawlings Creative Territories Producer
Josh Jarrett Digital Cultures Research Center, University of the West of England, Bristol
Arrival – Getting into town:
From Bristol Airport there are two options for travel to the City Centre/Games Hub.
Taxi – which should take between 30-40 mins.
Tel: 01275 475000
Bus – this can take you directly to Bristol Bus Station, from there you can take a short taxi ride to the Games Hub. The website has timetables.
From Temple Meads Rail Station
Taxis can be found immediately outside the station entrance. A ride to the Games Hub will take around 15 minutes or less and should cost about £10.
To get to the Games Hub
The Hub is on level 3 of the Dynamic Heating Services Building, 77 Stokes Croft. The entrance to the hub is on Thomas Street, opposite a restaurant called Poco and behind the Dynamic Heating Services Building.
From Bristol Bus Station
Take a taxi to Thomas Street, just off Stokes Croft and follow the directions for the entrance.
Click here for a map, including walking directions from the hotel and bus station.