Future Play Lab researchers Dale Leorke, Troy Innocent and Carlo Tolentino have published a report documenting the Clarendon Street Arcade project, which launched in South Melbourne in July 2022. Five custom-made arcade cabinets loaded with original games that were created in collaboration with local artists, gamemakers, students and First Nations People formed a “trail” along Clarendon Street, remaining outdoors and on the street 24/7 until the end of October 2022.
This report documents the background, design process, installation and deinstallation of the cabinets. It provides an in-depth account of this unique placemaking project and situates it within a broader recognition by local governments of the potential benefits urban play can bring to public life. The full report is available here.