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2023 AIA Philadelphia Playful Learning Series: Session 2
Center for Architecture + Design, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Thursday 21 Sep 2023
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
21 Sep 2023 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Thursday, September 21, 2023 11 AM - 1:30 PM
Lunch will be served from 12 - 12:30 PM
Session 2: Playful Learning Case Studies + Best Practices
What if we could transform cities into playful learning centers alive with fun opportunities for children that prepare them for success in a global world? What if, on any given neighborhood block, we could find kids playing together while building skills in math, science, language, and reading? What if we could use the 80% of time children spend outside the classroom to make a difference? By 2050, over 70% of the world’s children will live in cities, yet many cities lack opportunities for play and learning. (PLLAN, https://playfullearninglandscapes.com/).
Playful Learning Landscapes capitalizes on this opportunity by integrating playful learning design into public spaces, like bus stops, laundromats, and affordable housing, all while using a community-based co-design process. Although Playful Learning Landscapes began in Philadelphia, the movement has grown in recent years, with installations in more than a dozen states across the US and in a handful of countries around the world. In this session, participants will hear from architects, designers, and consultants who have worked on existing Playful Learning Landscapes projects as they present case studies and impactful solutions for designing play and learning into everyday spaces.
Participants will learn best practices for integrating playful learning into the design of public space.
Participants will understand the value of a multi-disciplinary team that includes architects, playful learning experts, and community to achieve the best design.
Participants will identify effective practices for engaging in a community co-design process and will understand how that integrates into the design process.
Participants will use the Playful Learning Landscapes design formula as a rubric to evaluate designs throughout the process.