Festival for Playful Public Spaces



Welcome to Graffiti-Motion-Bingo. This game is a mixture of photo safari, treasure hunt, Boggle, Memory, and rummy. The catch is that we’re playing in live action instead of at a table. The fields of play are the tagged streets, the city’s graffiti. Each group searches through the incomplete text for three randomly chosen letters of the alphabet. The goal is to find the most graffiti with the given letters, figure out its frequency and position in the word, and prove it with a photo. This gets you “hits.” Colorfulness and sequences get you bonus points. The winning group has to gather the most graffiti in pairs, groups of three, streets, “pashes,” etc., and find the most of their given letters. Graffiti Motion Bingo trains you to quickly locate graffiti in an unknown neighborhood, to read in signatures and larger captions, to come up with approaches for reading, to document whole lists of characters, and to use your imagination in the art of combination.


Format: Game
sign up at counter, 15-30 players

  • August 12, 2012 15:30 – 17:00

Graffitimuseum (DE)

Graffiti is written to be read. Since 2001, the Graffiti Museum has explored artistic strategies for opening up graffiti as a cultural offering for people at every level of literacy to practice reading, apart from any moral, legal, or sociological value judgements. From this angle, the purportedly difficult-to-decipher cascades of words serve as stimulation for people to read the text imaginatively and explore different interpretations.