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We have shared our knowledge and experience, inspired people, taught and learned from others, on numerous international occasions, ranging from practical workshops and consultations, trainings, presentations to large audience presentations.

Some of the topics that I address are:

  • How to design pedagogically rich play spaces, with local materials, without catalogue play equipment?
  • How to involve the community in their resilient and child-friendly environment?
  • How to integrate solutions for climate challenges in public (play) spaces?
  • How to design meaningful participation processes?
  • How to design inclusive playspaces for all children, focusing on educational vision, 21st century skills, inclusion, gender equity?

I have led numerous workshops, given presentations and trainings in Spain, South-Korea, Croatia, Belgium, Egypt, Poland, The Netherlands, and Rwanda. 

To create a more child-friendly world for ALL children, we are happy to consult in your city or project.

Rwanda training the trainers in child-centered design: “how to make children the architects of the plans?”

Cairo workshop for architects: placemaking for children
Risk & potentials mapping

Seoul presentation for 500 people: “why greening schoolyards *together with children* is more important than ever” on Symposium for Seoul Metropolitan Government & Child Fund Korea

Child in The City Conference 2019, Antwerp Belgium.

Presentation: “sustainable schoolyards” on

Madrid presentation/ workshop for architect: “Re-using materials in playgrounds” on ‘re-lab’s laboratory at great architectural activist’s organisation Basurama.

Split Croatia presentation: ‘designing for & with children’ on URBACT’ international symposium in Split, Croatia.

Amsterdam municipality Lecture ” green schoolyard: vision –> design.”, Amsterdam 2019

UN Habitat World Urban Forum 11 _ How Play supports Climate Action.

Seoul Urban regeneration center, workshop architects & urbanists: ‘approaches to participatory design’

Tour & Lecture for  a group of professionals from Western Balkan countries from EU project RE:PLAY about “Greening Schoolyards with a Participatory design process”

South Korean Institute for Landscape  Institute, webinar on greening the city, I hold a lecture focusing on the potentials of greening schoolyards in urban settings.

Girls in public space: gender-inequity starting at schoolyards. Presentation in Belgium, “what can we as urban designers do to stimulate equal use of play space by boys and girls?’ Assigned by Stichting Kind & Samenleving and Stadsform.