Activism Atlanta

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Participants are invited to race through the streets and the past of Atlanta as they work in teams to complete challenges that reveal the hidden history of activism and civil rights in the city!

Re:Activism Atlanta is a location-based urban game that maps the history of activism onto the streets where it happened. Players reenact and re-create the actions that once took place in sites such as Piedmont Park, City Hall, and secret underground spots in the heart of downtown. Participants will discover the drama of events from over 100 years ago through playful reenactment and never look at the city in the same way again.


Re:Activism is a non-linear race where teams move between real world historic sites, completing challenges with varying degrees of difficulty. Mobile phones are used to communicate with the players and to document their activities.

 The game is three hours from start to finish, rain or shine. It starts at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) 2 pm and finishes at 5 pm at MODA. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring weather-appropriate gear. The game is appropriate for players as young as 12 (with adult accompaniment).

Want to participate? Email Jennifer Allen (jallen@museumofdesign.org) with your full name, email address, and phone number. Participants will be placed on a team, or, if you prefer to put together your own team, you can do that too. Space is limited and participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Re:Activism has been played in New York City (2008-2012), Beijing (2008), Minneapolis/St. Paul (2009), and Philadelphia, PA (2011). Re:Activism Atlanta was made possible by Museum of Design Atlanta.

Developed by PETLab: Colleen Macklin with Adam Rafinski, Ben Pincus and Benjamin Stokes.

Special thanks to Timothy Crimmins, Celia Pearce, John Sharp, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.



  • Workflow Status:Published
  • Created By:Carol Senf
  • Created:08/08/2013
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:10/07/2016


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