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?
Now it’s time to explore the central themes as they emerged through play at the recent CounterPlay Leeds festival!
What happens when CounterPlay is brought to a completely different setting in another country? CounterPlay Leeds was our first experiment with “satellite” festivals and it was a BLAST!
Megan Lotts, who is an art librarian at Rutgers University Libraries, has written a wonderful article, describing and reflecting upon how she experienced CounterPlay ’16.