Interview with Petra Stocker, Pro Juventute

Interview with Petra Stocker, Pro Juventute, about the Pro Juventute Play Festival 2018, which takes place in Biel, Switzerland, on May 25th and 26th.

The Player as Funambulist

While a funambulist and a player knows that any state of equilibrium can only ever be momentary, a proper citizen in 2018 is taught to believe that if only the right systems, models and rules are applied and followed, no balancing is required.

Well Played, Bernie

My dear friend, Bernie DeKoven, is now at rest, but I’m sure he continues merrily down that playful path of his. While I’m saddened by his departure, it makes me smile to think of him and his incredible legacy.

The Player as Funambulist

While a funambulist and a player knows that any state of equilibrium can only ever be momentary, a proper citizen in 2018 is taught to believe that if only the right systems, models and rules are applied and followed, no balancing is required.

Well Played, Bernie

My dear friend, Bernie DeKoven, is now at rest, but I’m sure he continues merrily down that playful path of his. While I’m saddened by his departure, it makes me smile to think of him and his incredible legacy.

Struggling in a ROI Society

I gave a talk at “Spilbar” at the National Film School of Denmark yesterday titled ”‘I’m just playing'; the radical act of expecting nothing in return” (follow link for my presentation), where I made an attempt to connect some of the thoughts and questions...

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Længe Leve Legetænketanken!

Torsdag d. 8. februar var på alle mulige måder en særlig dag. En af den slags dage, man kan leve højt på i lang tid, fordi energien var så fantastisk, men også fordi der skete noget, som jeg tror er meget vigtigere end dagen i sig selv. Efter mange...

Skab Rum til Leg

Hvordan skaber man rum til leg i en verden, hvor legen ofte bliver trængt?   Det spørgsmål stillede vi sammen med legeforskerne Helle Marie Skovbjerg og Ann Charlotte Thorsted på arrangementet "Skab Rum til Leg", der foregik d. 6/12 i Lottes "Play Lab" på...

Efter CounterPlay ’17: Mere Leg i Samfundet

Det har aldrig været meningen, at CounterPlay “bare” skulle være en festival, men derimod en katalysator for mere leg. Vi tror inderligt på, at vi kan bringe nogle festivalens principper, oplevelser og stemninger i spil i andre dele af samfundet.

We think playful people are better equipped to live good lives together in this messy, chaotic world

 

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CounterPlay Festival

Since the first CounterPlay Festival in 2014, we have been aiming to turn the festival into a strong international community and an ambitious forum for exploring, supporting and spreading play. The next festival will now take place every other year, so we’ll be back in 2019, but in the meantime we’ll be experimenting with a wide range of similar events.

CounterPlay Consulting

Based on our experiences, insights and community from the international CounterPlay festival, we are now developing new formats and activities to bring play to a wider range of settings. In addition, we are also working with external partners and clients, providing solutions based on our understanding of play.

Play Think Tank

We are working on establishing a national Danish play think tank with central stakeholders from our network. It is our intention to create a strong platform for examining and supporting play across society.