URBINGO is an urban game and alternative guide to the changing neighbourhoods. It consists of: • illustrated map • visual cards with the neighbourhood’s elements • text cards with the historical facts and notes. This game was developed as a matrix for collecting and arranging neighbourhood stories and changing material culture, turning it into actively used archive. It is non-formal learning tool for activating the interest for the rapidly changing neighbourhoods and their stories, and encouraging citizen participation in gathering the valuable empirical data on the material culture of the changing neighbourhood. As many card games, Urbingo is an effective non-formal learning method. The 1st edition of Urbingo is dedicated to the wooden neighbourhood Šnipiškės (Vilnius), which faces a redevelopment pressure and lives through rapid changes. URBINGO game was created by: Laimikis.lt (urban anthropologist and curator Jekaterina Lavrinec + architect and copywriter Julius Narkūnas) in cooperation with the designer Tomas Umbrasas. More: laimikis.lt/urbingo Explore the city with the guide-game URBINGO. Even if you’re local, it is a good opportunity to test your knowledge or contribute by sharing the facts you know about the place. Give yourself to curiosity and step in to the haunting of new places and incredible facts. MAP covers the territory of the game. You can use it as a guide through districts streets and inner yards. It could also become a picture on your wall. The city’s changing rapidly and some of the objects in the map may not be found in reality. So be curious and observant city explorer – the truth will reveal as you walk. CARDS are of the two kinds: ones with images, others with texts. Pictures are like vitamins for your curiosity, they invite you to investigate unique and strange places of the district. Text cards may give you some new knowledge about this part of the city. We hope that after reading these stories you’ll notice unseen objects and get to know something new. Every image card has its number that is connected with the map. Text cards describe one or more image cards. That’s how numbers serve as links to image cards and points of the map. — URBINGO in LT media: • Lietuvos žinios: Šnipiškėms sukurtas žaidimas-gidas, 2o15 o6 28 • IVilnius: Šnipiškėms skirtas žaidimas-gidas „URBINGO“ kviečia tapti miesto atradėjais, 2o15 o6 29 • Šnipiškėms skirtas žaidimas-gidas „Urbingo“ kviečia tapti miesto atradėjais, 2o15 o6 29 • Pilotas.lt: Miesto istorijų medžioklė: pirstatytas Šnipiškių žaidimas-gidas Urbingo, 2o15 o6 29 • Antakalnio būstas Pristatytas pirmasis gyvenamajam rajonui skirtas žaidimas-gidas, 2o15 o6 29 • Žirmūnų būstas: Šnipiškėms skirtas žaidimas-gidas “Urbingo” kviečia tapti miesto atradėjais, 2o15 o6 29.
Cases of use of the anthropological approach in civic, cultural or intercultural education in the previous practice of Laimikis.lt: • Description of Laimikis.lt project: Street Lucky Catch, miesto kartografavimas / Gatvės Laimikiai, city mapping [in English and Lithuanian, pdf] • Street Blog, a platfrom for discussions / Gatvės Blogas, mobili diskusijų platforma [in English and Lithuanian, pdf] • Description of Laimikis.lt project: Street Mosaic Workshop / Gatvės mozaikos dirbtuvės Šnipiškėse [in English and Lithuanian, upcoming].