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.
When you play, things change, the world changes, and you change. Now CounterPlay is changing.
This post is an attempt to capture the essence of CounterPlay, the principles underlying the festival and the connection to play. Part of it is a description of what we have been doing since the beginning, while part of it remains more of an ideal for our future work.
CounterPlay ‘17 is over, it’s been several days, and I’m only slowly catching my breath. It was a wild and crazy ride, and all the impressions still need more time to settle.
Having reviewed all the wonderful proposals for CounterPlay ’17, we are immensely happy to present the first big selection of activities and people, who are going to help us make the next festival the best and most playful one yet.
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)