Play The City RE is a map that allows users to explore the urban space through the geolocation of precious and unpublished images in motion.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 combination of 120 clips selected and digitized from more than 500 hours of the Reggio Emilia Home Movies film archive returns a kaleidoscopic portrait of the city, different for each user. “Amateur” because of the affection that everyone feels towards the places they lived in and filmed for future memento. Each fragment will suggest to citizens and tourists micro-stories and unusual points of view, in an atlas of images and emotions through time and space.
The App Play The City RE is a project of Home Movies and Relabtv (Dipartimento di Comunicazione ed Economia - Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia), in collaboration with Agenzia di informazione e comunicazione - Regione Emilia Romagna, and with the support of Comune di Reggio Emilia. Web development BraDypUS – Communicating Cultural Heritage.