The idea and experience of play is a thread that weaves itself through my life and my work. This morning I got thinking about playful cities and allowed myself a quick brainstorm about the possible meanings and actions that could flow from this idea, particularly in relation to my work with Creative Maylands, youth planning for local councils and place making projects. I thought I’d share what I came up with; perhaps there’s a thread in here somewhere that could connect with or inspire your own thinking and work.
What would a ‘playful city’ look like to you?
How can the notion of play inform your work with communities or places or something else?
What are the questions you think I/we should be asking about playful cities?