This post features a case study of the children's exhibition programme at the Ipswich Art Gallery in Queensland, Australia.
In 1968 the Moderna Museet, Stockholm and artist Palle Nielsen staged The Model, a radical social experiment involving 20,000 children, an indoor playground and no rules. Within the 'exhibition' the act of children playing was used as an instrument for social and political activism. This post features a study of The Model and Nielsen's work as an artist, educator and social activist.
‘We play because we are human, and we need to understand what makes us human, not in an evolutionary or cognitive way but in a humanistic way. Play is the force that pulls us together.’ Miguel Sicart This post features a book review of Miguel Sicart's Play Matters. Released as part of MIT's Playful Thinking series,…
This post discusses Adam Grant's article in the New York Times aptly titled 'How to raise a creative child: Step one. Back Off.'
This post features my reflections from the 2015 Engage Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
This post features a reflection upon my visit to the Atelier van Licht at the Centraal Museum in Utretch, The Netherlands. The Atelier was being presented as part of the museum's Nice'n'Light exhibition (17 October 2015 - 24 January 2016).