Call for Proposals

CounterPlay ‘19: Playing at the Edge
International Play Festival
April 4th – 6th 2019
Dokk1, Aarhus, Denmark
Deadline for proposals: December 3rd, 2018

We Can’t Force Play

Due to the unpredictable nature of play, we can’t say exactly what will happen when we play, where we end up or “what we get out of it”. We can’t even guarantee that play will happen at all – and that’s ok.

Playing the Archive

I was recently in London for a conference in the brilliant and ambitious research project “Playing the Archive”, a project built on the immense legacy of “The Opies”.

Loving the Play Community

Reflections on the Playable City Tokyo conference and the talk I gave there about cultivating play communities.

Playing the Archive

I was recently in London for a conference in the brilliant and ambitious research project “Playing the Archive”, a project built on the immense legacy of “The Opies”.

Playing at the Edge

The theme of CounterPlay ’19 is “playing at the edge”, and we welcome different forms of proposals that reflect this in one way or another. As always, we are eager to explore play from as many different angles as possible, building on our three pillars: playful learning, playful working and playful living.

Danish posts:

På sporet af et Legemanifest

Mit bud på et “legemanifest”, der blev præsenteret på Højskolernes Årsmøde, der blev afholdt på Egmont Højskolen. Jeg fokuserer ikke på, hvad der kommer ud af legen, men hvordan man kommer ind i legen.

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...

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

 

Work with us:

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. 

CounterPlay Consulting

Based on our experiences, insights and community from the international CounterPlay festival, we are now offering 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 have established a national Danish play think tank with central stakeholders public institutions and private companies, from play research and play practice. It is becoming a strong platform for examining and supporting play across society and the lifespan.