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Experiment #3: PlayGround

Supported by cultural managers exchange Tandem Europe, we are collaborating with Dutch art collective TAAT (Theatre as Architecture, Architecture as Theatre) to develop PlayGround, an interactive and participant-led project for play, performance and learning.

PlayGround is a physical toolkit and workshop for collaborative learning which is informed by education, contemporary art, play, architecture and theatre. PlayGround invites students, teachers, staff, parents and artists and playfully transform a space using a combination of modular units we are designing, and everyday objects. The group will make independent and collective decisions to continually adjust and re-adjust the shape of the architecture and the order of the objects, creating different constellations. Participants will be supported through this process, nurturing their ability to associate, reflect, question, observe and experiment.

Between February 2016 and February 2017, we are co-creating PlayGround with teachers, children, artists and colleagues through 12-day placements at each organisation and pilot workshops in schools in December. The project findings will be presented at a final meeting in Athens.  

Tandem Europe shares the spirit of #10Experiments: the programme connects thirty cultural managers across the EU to co-devise and co-deliver pilot projects which test out new approaches relevant to both organisations and settings. Tandem Europe is focused on sharing and developing creative solutions to social and economic challenges facing organisations and communities following the economic downturn.

See our invitation to schools here.