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Designing for play


● Cancelled

Monday 6 April 2020
6.30 — 8pm

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Studio Ghibli Museum, designed by Hayao Miyazaki, Mitaka, Japan.

Photo by Tomi Mäkitalo

Join us for a conversation that looks at what we can learn from spaces designed for children and how that can change our urban realm.

In this talk, we invite speakers to consider how our cities and spaces would change if they put their smallest residents at the forefront of planning. From policy to practical application, the needs and wants of children are largely invisible in our cities. Designs for children are mostly relegated to specific areas and their needs for movement and independence are often limited as a direct result of decisions made by architects and planners alike.

After a 15-minute introduction from the chair, our panel will look to examples of playgrounds, schools and kindergartens to address the need for flexibility and play in our urban space. We aim to invert current ways of thinking by asking what would change if all designs were child-friendly? What if children had the right to the city?

There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the discussion.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Monday 6 April 2020

6.30 — 8pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£15, £9