CHILDREN'S ENVIRONMENTS, 

furniture and toys are always a reflection of the way a culture reaches out its young, and of how far it meets their needs, and whether it supports, suppresses or ignores them. 

 

A rich and plentiful world is not necessarily a good environment for children; on the contrary, it shows rather how much adults strike to be the centre of attention. A child-oriented environment allows children the freedom and space to create, shape an form things, - it all - lows change and decorations that we mitt conducer destructive, ugly or kitsch.

A child - oriented world has its own aesthetics. 

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„Play” becomes extremely rare, while „game” become compulsory. Play promotes mental health. Over the past half century opportunities for children to play, especially to play outdoors with other children, have continually declined. Over the same period, measures of psychopathology in children and adolescents have continually increased. Although the importance of play for physical development, like motor skills and coordination is acknowledged, the opportunities to play have decreased. We need to make space for children to play. 

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 Design a space for play, simultaneously creating awareness of the importance of „play” and the difference between „game”. 

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An accessible space, which will invite people to appropriate it.

Being built up from ready mades, it speaks a reassuring visual language that invites to make the space your own.

Giving children space for their own imagination, how?

-basic materials 

-no surveillance

-nothing is finished, no goals, no assignments.

-no preset games or rules.

-environment that is physically challenging, promotes the development of motor skills.

-environment offering opportunities and stimuli to collaborate

- Space is suggestive of building an imagined world of one’s own.

 

This is accompanied by a magazine with my research on the importance of free child driven play. This publication has been created in collaboration with 8 journalists, who have written an article on the subject. 

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