playground

  • pedagogy,  playground,  presentation,  video

    Speculative

    Within this project, the playground design was being imagined as an ongoing material-discursive practice between human and nonhuman actants. The collaborators wanted to trouble the idea that playgrounds are exclusively for humans. As…

  • 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…

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    Returning to the fence line

    “I started sketching what is far away but then I realized all I could see was the fence…” – Educator S. Lesley Instone (1999) invites us to consider the playground fence an active…

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    Girl on the Monkey Bars

    There is a story about the miners at the Arctic Circle that Kathleen Stewart (2007) tells. The men are putting out cigarettes, every one they smoke, on the backs of their hands. The…

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    Maintenance as Care 

    This entry was written by The Ediths (Mindy Blaise, Jane Merewether, and Jo Pollitt) and inspired by Tatiana Zakharova’s Ediths Roundtable Series 2021 presentation, ‘Sweet, Sweet Sweaty Play’. It is being reposted from the Common Worlds…

  • Play,  playground,  publications

    Sweet Sweaty Play

    The following is an excerpt from Sweet Sweaty Play, published in PNO Magazine [3] in June 2021. Please click below to read the article in its entirety. Zakharova, T. (2021, June). Sweet Sweaty…

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    Dear fence…

    Dear fence – I want to feel you as if before adulthood, when I had no words for packaging understandings, pressing a cheek against your links, piercing hands through your small openings, springing…

  • design,  Play,  playground

    Dis/Comfort

    Some years ago, on her blog Feminist Killjoys (as well as in her book Queer Phenomenology (2004), Sarah Ahmed wrote about comfort, in the context of thinking about racism and whiteness and heterosexuality…