Rethinking play spaces: junkyard & adventure playgrounds
It is wonderful to see how "junkyard" and "adventure" playgrounds are coming back around the world. These messy and magical spaces are full of "loose parts", inviting children and adults alike to engage in creative, open-ended play that is unpredictable, fun and - sometimes - even more than a little risky.
With this event, we wish to celebrate the resurgence of this tradition, explore how we can further revitalize it, making it even more meaningful in contemporary society and get involved in designing these amazing play spaces.
There will be short talks by Helle Marie Skovbjerg, professor at Designskolen Kolding, and Ann Charlotte Thorsted, Associate Professor at Aalborg University.
Mathias Poulsen from CounterPlay will faciliate a creative play session, where we'll use a wide range of recycled materials to build our own play spaces.