Sigma portfolio and Bubble City: Ludic sites for a mobile fun palace programme

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This paper examines two ludic ‘sites of information’ -Alexander’s Trocchi’s Sigma Portfolio and Joan Littlewood’s Bubble City pamphlet- within which Joan Littlewood’s programme for a Fun Palace evolved in collaboration with a significant network of major personalities that included Cedric Price and Gordon Pask amongst others. On one hand the paper looks into the transference of qualities from content to format, and from site to idea; and on the other, it assesses the role of play in defining a ‘metacategorical method’ (in Trocchi’s words) in order to examine the broader cultural scope behind the Fun Palace.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-161
JournalArchitecture and Culture
Issue number1
Early online date16 Mar 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 Mar 2016
EventArchitecture and the Spaces of Information / Part 2 - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sep 201611 Sep 2016


  • Fun Palace
  • playground
  • ludic
  • Bubble City
  • Project Sigma


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