RESEARCH & ARTICLES
Creating playgrounds and spaces for play that work is not a static endeavour. Part academic – part hands-on enthousiast , I love following new pedagogical insights and current design developments
while also sharing the best practices I have distilled from my own projects. Below are some of my articles and publications that reflect my work and thinking on Spaces for Play.
Research and paper about Designing inclusive urban spaces, published in “Our City?”. My paper: “what is a truly inclusive city for children & teenagers?” Who s city is it ~ chapter RKA
Research and paper published in “The City at Eye Level for KIDS”. My chapter tackles the urge for space to play freely and free of charge worldwide!
“design (f) or play? ~ creating landscapes to play”, has been published in “Learn Move Playground”. For sale in NAI bookshops
Research into the policy for childfriendly cities of 5 European cities for the South-Korean Land & Housing Corporation.
Catalogue of simple high-capacity play elements, based on children’s input, for Right to Play and Jantje Beton’s project “Power of Play’.
My research&method for “co-designed safe play-spaces” was one of the winners of the UNHCR innovation award. Interested in this approach?
Interview for a poster of Studioninedots ‘WanderVoids’, a plea for public spaces without a predefined function in our overcrowded cities. Places that make an unforgettable impression, irresistible due to their spaciousness and experience. Spaces you want to play in, irresistible due to their possibilities for use and improvisation. Spaces that draw you in, irresistible due to their accessibility.
A first series of written and visualized thoughts on WanderVoids join in a poster.
Article Volkskrant architectuur ” Sssstad! Stilte in de stad” how greening schoolyards can create oases of silence in the turbulent city. 23rd April 2021