We engage through play. It’s one of the most effective ways to inclusively connect people, in all kinds of scenarios and environments. We’ve made playful interventions for exhibitions, research projects and consultations for all kinds of organisations including Barbican Centre, University of Bristol, Replicate Europe and many more.

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Create As A Community: Colston Road, Easton

For the next few months, Play:Disrupt is supporting a community consultation engaging local residents with the opportunity to creatively respond to the existing ‘Colston Road’ name and co-create something that is meaningful, thought-provoking and visual. 

Find Your Village

Find Your Village aims to explore how local policies about neighbourhood geography could take more account of the experiences of young people from ethnically diverse communities. A collaboration between paediatrician Dr Tom Allport and community activist, mother and local resident Samira Musse the project has devised and undertaken several interventions including walkabouts, photoshoots and music sessions. 

A street lined with terraced houses and parked cars. There is a photoshopped image of a slide made out of lego bricks in the middle of the road

Engagement Plane

Engagement Plane was created for Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood Planning Forum to creatively consult with local residents on the neighbourhood plan following council proposals for a large mixed development and regenerated green space.

Animating Civic Space

Working with Civic Theatre in Tallaght, Dublin, we brought together a variety of stakeholders to kickstart a conversation about how to animate an underused public square.

Unreal Developments

Housing is an issue which touches everyone. We developed a set of interventions to offer an alternative approach to development consultation, using satire, play and imagination to draw people into having conversations about the future of the places they live.


2015 was Bristol’s Green Capital year and a set of neighbourhood commissions were awarded to create art with communities focusing on environmental issues. In our local ward- Easton, Ashley and Lawrence Hill- flytipping and rubbish was one of the biggest issues identified by residents. We created a large scale labyrinth marble run game, to engage people with this problem.

Future Mobile Home

The REPLICATE project is a European funded smart city project that explores different technological solutions to improve people’s homes and lives. Knowle West Media Centre and Bristol City Council commissioned us with In Bristol Studios to create a mobile engagement tool to engage citizens in imagining future smart homes and raise awareness of how they can help us save energy.

How Do You Move?

We were invited by The National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration West (NIHR ARC West) to develop fun, interactive workshops that explored different groups’ attitudes to physical activity and how messages about physical activity should be communicated.

Bakers Brain

Exploring public knowledge of existing wellbeing provision in the Bristol wards of Southmead, Lockleaze, Knowle West and Hartcliffe, and uncovering the obstacles people might face when trying to engage with it. 

Beer Mat(e)s

A project focussing on pubs as important social spaces in the lives of men 65+ and the ways in which these spaces can help alleviate loneliness and social isolation in later life. 


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