Play The City RE is a map that allows users to explore the urban space through the geolocation of precious and unpublished images in motion. To discover an invisible city, lost in a distant memory, come to life again through the eyes of its own inhabitants. Thanks to the surprising 8mm and Super8 films, today the city is revealed and captured through the changes of more than forty years (1940-1980). The amateur film indeed preserves the more intimate and authentic memory of the last century, in a suspended atmosphere between dream, desire and reality.
The Play the City project, whose the APP is the first outcome, involves the construction of digital products based on audiovisual heritage collected from private amateur films. The goal is to enhance and disseminate this hidden and inaccessible heritage, using technological tools that allow their use at various levels and on different devices. The contents of the project are images of a living past documenting the urban space and its transformations, the daily life, the collective rituals, the work and the leisure.