We’ve gotten so used to being surrounded by technology that we often seem to not even pay attention to its presence. This is not (just) a good thing. Maybe play can remind us what it means to be human?
CounterPlay is collaborating with the Swiss youth organisation “Pro Juventute” to run a play festival with a particular focus on play in public. It takes place on May 25 and May 26, 2018.
The classic library is a conundrum in and of itself, a building dedicated to the imaginary worlds of fiction, of curious characters from the minds of authors and playwrights, and a space where you are asked not utter a word louder than your breath, and...
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...
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...
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
The CounterPlay Festival returns next year in spring (dates to be confirmed). As you remember, we’re *not* on a hiatus, but have changed it to..
Last week I gave a talk at SpilBar 36: We’ve won! We’ve lost. It was no game! alongside Lena Mech & Miguel Angel Sicart, where I used the notion..
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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.
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.
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.