The Playground Project

A very special exhibition is taking place in Kunsthalle Zürich until 15th of May 2016. It is the Playground Project with a focus on playground design, history and connection to its surroundings: the city and the society, edited by Gabriella Burkhalter.

My visit with my daughter was totally worth it!

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Playgrounds are as old as the urban landscape. From the end of the 19th/beginning of 20th century, it was an invention meant to cover a basic need: playing within a dangerous urban environment. Since after all children ≡ imagination, playgrounds were the perfect canvas for urban designers in the 20th century. However, over-regulations regarding safety (real and legal) in the last few decades discouraged potential landscape artists and playgrounds become boring.

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The exhibition IS a playground. It wants to revive the creativity in playground design. Children play and parents learn the history and social background of the playground.

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If your child is above 5, I would recommend to visit the family workshop – build your own playground!

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