Benjamin Stokes is a civic media scholar and designer at American University with the Game Lab and in the School of Communication (SOC). His designs for cities have introduced neighbors through play, and retold local history with rebuilt payphones. Previously, Benjamin co-founded Games for Change, the movement hub for advancing social change with games. Benjamin’s publications include research on participatory design, neighborhood storytelling, and urban mapping by bicycle. Benjamin served as a project fellow in the 2018-2019 cohort, as well as in the 2019-2021 cohort.
2018-2019 Project Title: "Neighborhood Storytelling System: New Ways to Circulate Community Voices and Shared History"
2019-2021 Project Title: "Two Interactive Listening Pilots"