21 August 2008

Public Play by Adults

Some neighbors have piqued my interest in this kind of street action/art:

Playful Spaces, an art project by Bruno Taylor:
This project is a study into different ways of bringing play back into public space. It focuses on ways of incorporating incidental play in the public realm by not so much as having separate play equipment that dictates the users but by using existing furniture and architectural elements that indicate playful behaviour for all.

By the way, the Wooster Collective Website where I found this is great, you may want to check it out further.

This reminded me of my desire to surreptitiously install a rope swing in the park. We have suburban friends who have a great rope swing in their front yard, and I have fond memories of a similar one in my childhood. I know the perfect tree, but wonder how long the park workers would allow it to remain?

This has some similarities to Parking Day, of which Cincinnati is going to be part of this year: http://cincinnatiparkingday.blogspot.com I'm trying to figure out how to participate in this. Since it is on a Friday, (Sept 19th), and I don't think we we take kids out of school, or me out of work, to participate.

1 comment:

VisuaLingual said...

When you were in Cambridge, did you end up in the Kendall Square red line station? It contains this musical public art piece that can be played from either platform. It's such a fun way to engage a captive audience -- why wouldn't pull a lever and make some noise as you're waiting for the T?