The Architect & the Urchin is a citywide street game being played in San Francisco tomorrow night (Saturday) November 5th. Come to 400 Treat Ave at 8:30pm to receive supplies. The Architect & The Urchin is a treasure hunt amidst a three-way game of tag. This is citywide psychogeography as experienced through need and greed. I designed this game as part of my MFA thesis in Chicago and it has been run in 2008 (Chicago) and 2010 (Minneapolis), and I am finally presenting it in SF for the Come Out & Play street-game festival. Forward this invitation to all your friends & enemies; the more people who play, the better it gets.
RSVP here (rsvp is not necessary to play)
(photo by Saint, from A&U 2008 in Chicago)
1) Search the city for hidden locations where you can stamp your map. 9 stamps are required to enter the finish line.
2) Steal another player’s Name by tagging them. The player who accumulates the most Names before entering the finish line wins.
3) Players will be given ribbons with one of three colors (purple, green or yellow). Your color determines who you are hunting, and who is hunting you.
This is an active, fast-paced game with no suggested boundaries, with players traveling on foot about 5 miles through the city over 2-4 hours. Water bottles are recommended, good shoes are required.