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Pro Juventute Play Festival 2018

Pro Juventute Play Festival 2018

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.

Cities & Spaces

The double-edged sword of the modern library

The double-edged sword of the modern library

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...

Society & Politics

Playfully Subverting Tech Fetishism

Playfully Subverting Tech Fetishism

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?

Længe Leve Legetænketanken!

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...

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CounterPlay Leeds #3 – Action!

When hosting or participating in play events, I always aim to 1) play, 2) think about play and 3) talk about play. As part of the latter, I find it important to have a conversation about the future: where do we go from here? How do we create better conditions for play and the playful society?

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Be Provocative!

What can we do to make our cities and urban spaces more playful? Sometimes, we simply need to be provocative and use the power of play to challenge the norms around us.

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Playful Philly

A while back, I was invited to train a group of instructors, who would be leading six play camps across branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia. "Teach them about play", my friend Joel requested, and of course I immediately said yes. The training week took...

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