Smout Allen

Emma Kitley - Playscapes for Chicago

Playscapes for Chicago proposes an extended safe passage to school that encourages independent neighbourhood play. The design incorporates a variety of levels and textures, overlooked spaces, water, height, permeable boundaries and an architecture aimed to facilitate the construction, reconstruction and adaptation of their space. The design developed through a series of workshops with a group of Primary School children - using the Flatpack Playscape Kit to design their ideal playspaces. The proposal became a collaborative process using the children’s ideas and priorities, play theory and material testing.

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