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The Urban Conga

The Urban Conga is an award-winning multidisciplinary design studio focused on sparking community interaction and social activity through open-ended play. Their work explores the idea of creating more playable cities as an ecosystem of inclusive multiscale playable opportunities intertwined with our existing urban fabric. Transforming once overlooked and underutilized situations into equitable, stimulating creative outlets for communal connection.


“As Plato once said, ‘you can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation’. That’s exactly what we set out to achieve with Oscillation.”

– Ryan Swanson,Creative Director, The Urban Conga


Architizer A+Awards

2021 – Firm of the Year,  Best in Specialization in the Small Projects Category

2019 – Architizer A+Award in the Product, Architecture & Design Category

2017 – Architizer A+Award in the Product, Furniture, Outdoor Category

NYCxDesign Award

2020 – Honoree (Oscillation)

2022 –  Honoree (Ribbon)

Interior Design Magazine Awards

2021 – Rising Star Award for Greater Good

2020 – Best of the Year Honoree

CODAawards Top100 Projects

2018 – Top 100 Projects (The Hangout)