DS16 2020-21 Playing the City We initiated the year by exploring themes of the Versatile City with a project entitled Playing the City . Students were challenged in the first term to research, conceive, create and install small, joyful and elicit artefacts or interventions at key places in London that resonate with its inhabitants and users in the current environment. With restricted access to materials and workshops, students resourcefully created, either individually or in pairs, a series of compelling, inventive and well-crafted pieces on a variety of sites. This flip book contains a collection of these projects. Most were completed just before the December lockdown came into effect. They include a pop-up printing press for Shad Thames, a customised windlass for a Regents Canal locks, a performative macramé garment for Greenwich Peninsula and a hybrid shoe last system for the long forgotten Cordwainer’s Ward in the City of London. Most students continued to research the themes investigated in these projects to inform their main individual theses exhibited on their individual webpages. Thomas Simmons Re-imagining the Regents Canal Windlass - Fabrication Drawing