• design

    Design: process, politics, aesthetics

    The typical design process is linear: information is gathered, design is developed, it’s implemented and we are done. The extractive nature of this design process is colonial in nature. This is how Bryan…

  • art,  design,  playground

    The art of broom and rust

    This proposal comes from the need to address, on one hand, an anticipated maintenance concern around the sand spilling onto the concrete patio, and, on the other hand, the desire to bring an…

  • documentation,  playground

    Sketching as a pedagogical method

    Although the terms “drawing” and “sketching” are often used interchangingly (Hoffmann, 2019), I have chosen the word “sketching” as opposed to “drawing” to indicate the more traditional definition of sketching within an artistic…

  • design,  stones

    Design as a consequence of stones

    As we prepare to invite rocks into our playground, I think of the ease with which we make design decisions, following the same old patterns we’ve seen elsewhere: the semi-circle of armour stones…