Get ready for CounterPlay ’17! We’re summoning the most playful community from all around the world to meet and play at Dokk1, Aarhus, Denmark, on March 30th – April 1st, 2017.

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We are past the deadline for call for proposals to CounterPlay ’17, but we will always listen to and consider new ideas, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to contribute:

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Other Initiatives

While the festival remains our biggest event for the foreseeable future, we’re doing everything we can to pursue our big dream: the playful society. We must come together, share our passion and ideas, in inspiring conversations and exchanges, and we need to experiment with technologies and formats to that end. Here you can follow the experiments that develop alongside the festival:

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The Future of CounterPlay

Reflections on the past, present and (especially) future of CounterPlay. What are we working on and what is our dreams and visions? (Hint: it's got something to do with play)
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A Playful Wonderland

Sweet memories from the most playful summer camp and an interview with Morten Skrubbeltrang and Ane Schjødt Koch, two of the architects behind.
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Three Things that Play can do in a University (or indeed anywhere) Part 3: Focus

In the first of this series of 3 blogs I identified 3 things that play can do to help bring university students to a place where they are ready to learn: Play can help people bond with each other; to relax in each other’s company Play can energise and awaken people...
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Three Things that Play can do in a University (or indeed anywhere) Part 2: Energising and Awakening

In my previous blog I identified 3 things that play can do to help bring university students to a place where they are ready to learn: Play can help people bond with each other; to relax in each other’s company Play can energise and awaken people Play can focus people...
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Three Things that Play can do in a University (or indeed anywhere) Part 1: Bonding

Counterplay was a brilliant experience for me in so many ways, and made a big difference to how I approach things both as an artist and a teacher. I’m going to focus in a series of 3 short blogs on some ways it has affected my teaching and inspired me to share these...
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CounterPlay is one of the few public events that brings together people from widely divergent disciplines, and yet are united by their devotion to making the world a little more playful. Bringing them together like this, to play and talk and share each other’s vision, creates an unforgettably playful, creative and productive environment and helps all of them to find a larger and more inclusive perspective on their work.

Bernie DeKoven