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Playing the Archive

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”.

Knowledge & Reflection

We Can’t Force Play

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.

Society & Politics

Struggling in a ROI Society

Struggling in a ROI Society

I gave a talk at “Spilbar” at the National Film School of Denmark yesterday titled ”‘I’m just playing'; the radical act of expecting nothing in return” (follow link for my presentation), where I made an attempt to connect some of the thoughts and questions...

About CounterPlay

Playing at the Edge

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.

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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.

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From Biel with love

When I came home from the Pro Juventute play festival a few weeks ago, my head was full of impressions, thoughts and ideas – as it always happens after participating in lovely play events. I was particularly struck by the “Playable Esplanade”, where so much joyous play took place.

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Celebrating Play Professors

May 1st Helle Marie Skovbjerg, along with her Dutch colleague, Tilde Bekker, gave their inaugural lectures at Design School Kolding. Both of them were to be professors of play – amazing! – and I had been invited to bring some play to the party!

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CounterPlay Manifesto

While retaining a fundamental openness, curiosity and the capacity to always learn more about the nature of play, with this manifesto we wish to put a stake in the ground and make our position on play clearly visible.

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