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Play Forum/Play City at Fat Cat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's a map of places we will be visiting this Saturday, starting and ending with Fat Cat. https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zU9HILEo4zL4.kcVutW4CUIeQ

GREENSPACENYC is pleased to introduce the Play Forum / Play City at Fat Cat--- a collaborative project to explore how we can better integrate play into the everyday.  This is our fourth iteration of this workshop, hosted this past year at the New Museum, Interaction Design and Children 2013 Conference at Parsons The New School for Design, and FIGMENT NYC.

The goal of the project is to begin conversations around how we do experience the city and how we could. What are current examples of play within urban space? What are some strategies for incorporating play into our cities through top-down and bottom-up interventions? Is play an integral element in the development of more sustainable communities and neighborhoods?

This hands-on workshop will invite participants to go on a walking tour of the West Village–with a special focus on mixed-used developments. After the tour the group will co-create impromptu public art – a colorful map illustrating the West Village, paying close attention to cultural enrichment and sustainability. The afternoon will conclude with a conversation about the intersection of play, sustainability, and the urban environment with LEED certified architect Andrew Haner (NYU), The discussion will be moderated by Laura Scherling (The New School) and Jeff Kasper (CUNY). Fat Cat will graciously provide participants with a beverage during our wrap-up session.

This event is made possible by our sponsors Fat Cat, Material for the Arts, and Fractured Atlas.

Visit the Play Forum/Play City site here: http://www.greenspacenyc.org/play-city/

 

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