CounterPlay – an international festival of playfulness

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CounterPlay is an international festival exploring and challenging the role of games, play and playfulness in our jobs and our lives.

We believe play is a powerful force that can be leveraged for a multitude of purposes. This includes play with the sole purpose of playing, and play that has a purpose “outside” of play. The festival builds on a firm belief in the value of cross-pollination, and in deploying a kaleidoscopic perspective on play and playfulness.

To achiveve that, we approach play across three overall domains:

Playful Culture
Playful Learning
Playful Organisations

This means we will examine play as part of our culture, and as ways of creating increased value in education and organisations.

The festival consists of many different formats and activities, so you can always go listen to inspiring speakers from around the world, engage in active workshops or visit our playground with lots of playful stuff to try out. We also like to mix things up, experimenting with new formats, while always trying to increase the level of interactivity.

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