A Playful Atmosphere

A Playful Atmosphere

In the two previous posts I have written about “the diversity of play” and “the play community” as two factors to consider when aspiring to create a truly playful play festival. An even less controllable and tangible part of making a playful...
The Play Community

The Play Community

In the previous post, I reflected on “the diversity of play” as one strategy for “inviting playfulness” by allowing people to approach play in a way that feels meaningful to them. While we can design for diversity in the way we represent play,...
Making a play festival playful

Making a play festival playful

It’s been a while since the third CounterPlay festival ended, but we’re still extremely excited that so many wonderful people came from all around the world to play and we still feel the energy. We’ve been evaluating and reflecting on the event, including question of what actually makes a play festival like CounterPlay truly playful?