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By: Mike Mills

Monday, May 24, 2010

Grow up, but stay a kid

I am working on a concept for school in which I want to give grown ups a youthful and playful time as a revisit to their inner child. This video is interesting as inspiration.
            Will adults engage with their environments like children do when given a playful opportunity? This public space intervention involved a swing, a bus stop and some candid camera work.

For some reason I cannot show this video in its normal size on my blog, so perhaps better to click on it and view it on youtube. 
         71% of adults used to play on the streets when they were young. 21% of children do so now. Are we designing children and play out of the public realm?
       This project is a study into different ways of bringing play back into public space. It focuses on ways of incorporating incidental play in the public realm by not so much as having separate play equipment that dictates the users but by using existing furniture and architectural elements that indicate playful behaviour for all.

       It asks us to question the current framework for public space and whether it is sufficient while also giving permission for young people to play in public.

Play as you go, Bruno Taylor, graduate Central Saint Martins
Make sure to check out his blog, if you're interested: www.bigbrudesign.co.uk
(Info found on: www.designverb.com)

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