Playful Inspiration for Social Innovation

16 October 2019

What is Remix Play?

Remix Play is a one-day event for academics, university staff, students, community leaders and others enjoy inspiring talks, hands-on experiences, and roaring conversation.

Rooted in the playfulness of Amazonia, Remix Play 3 sets itself in the world’s vastest playground, the Jungle. This years’ event will have its finger on the pulse of where Playful Inspiration and Social Innovation meet.

Social innovation is all about inclusivity to make people’s lives better, and we believe that everyone has the capacity to be their own social innovator to make the world a better place.

With the voices to be heard and the playfulness to be inspired by, the Jungle encapsulates the festivity of Remix Play 3 – an initiative that aims to ignite creativity, collaboration, and action through playfulness.

Why come to Remix Play?

  • Gain knowledge of a range of innovative and creative social innovations


  • Practical hands on sessions on how to adapt these approaches


  • Open to academics, university staff, students and the community

Our Speakers

Dr Ann-Louise Davidson

Keynote Speaker Dr Ann-Louise Davidson is an Associate Professor of Education and Concordia University Research Chair in Maker Culture. She is Associate Director of the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology and she directs #MilieuxMake, the Milieux makerspace initiative. Her work focuses on maker culture, social innovation, inclusion and innovating with advanced pedagogical approaches and digital technologies. She has expertise in action research methodologies that engage participants in collaborative data collection and meaning-making and hands-on studies in technology and innovation.

Hilary O'Shaughnessy

Keynote Speaker Hilary is Research Lead for Watershed, a digital creativity centre in Bristol, in the South West of England. Alongside overseeing creative, commercial and academic collaborations like Bristol and Bath Creative R&D and The South West Creative Technology Network, she is responsible for the International Playable City programme. She is a lecturer for the MA in Creative Producing for the University of the West of England. Her background spans theatre, game and interaction design both as an award winning artist and producer. She previously created Prototype, Ireland’s first festival of Play and interaction at Project Arts Centre in 2012.

Dr Fitri Mohamad

Contributor Dr Fitri Suraya Mohamad teaches at the Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia. In over twenty years in UNIMAS, she has taught and supervised students on academic inquiry related to teaching and learning, particularly in the use of technology to support and enhance learning. Fitri is currently involved in teaching and training Masters students and local Sarawak teachers to use Gamification as an alternate approach for engaging young school children to learn and focus in class.

Dr Jacey-Lynn Minoi

Contributor Dr Jacey-Lynn Minoi is a Senior Lecturer of the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology at the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia. She is also a research fellow at the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovation at the university. Her research interests are in data analytics for digital image processing and pattern recognition. She co-founded a collaborative gamification lab and led the CreativeCulture programme in Malaysia, an initiative that has achieved impact in innovative and creative teaching and learning by championing the educational game resources.

Charlotte Maxwell

Contributor I am a documentary photographer and filmmaker who has been recently published in TIME, Independent and Moscow Times. As well as a teacher who researched extensively and volunteered in refugee camps across Europe. I decided to take on a different approach, as I felt there was a real need for a more long term solution when addressing the refugee crisis. This is how I came up with the idea of TimePeace. As a Chinese Masters graduate from the University of Edinburgh, I have been working and living in countries all around the world. This has helped me develop my language skills and adapt to living and working alongside people from different cultures and backgrounds.

Alexandra Simmons

Contributor I am social entrepreneur. My atypical career began as an honorary WPP fellow in advertising in Australia where I worked with global brands – KFC, Skyscanner, Jagermeister etc. In 2016, I got involved in the grassroots humanitarian response in Calais, Northern France. There I head up the operations and acted as media liaison for one of the aid NGOs working in the refugee camp serving 10,000 displaced people. Since 2017 I have been learning business by doing and have co-founder the NFP TimePeace and two other start-ups. I currently divide my time between these ventures and working as a start-up consultant.

Dr Richard Tomlins

Contributor More information coming soon

Shinead Ouillon

Contributor More information coming soon

Contributing Organisations

Fab Lab Coventry

Contributor Fab Lab Coventry is a joint venture between Coventry University, Coventry City Council and University of Warwick, a city centre resource for the community offering access to digital tools and technologies.

Play for Progress

Contributor Developing therapeutic and educational music and arts programmes, advocacy, and well-being support for traumatised and socially-isolated unaccompanied minor refugees based in London.


Contributor By giving people from different groups the opportunity to connect we create more integrated communities.

Event Schedule

Please be aware that this is a provisional schedule and that the timings of the talks may slightly change. Please get in touch with us nearer to the event if you’re hoping to catch a specific session.

Tickets and Registration


Coventry University Students – Free of Charge
Other Students – Small Fee Applies

Staff and External Tickets

Coventry University Staff – Free of Charge
External Tickets – £65