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Presentations ~ Trainings ~ Consultancy ~ Workshops: 

I have shared my knowledge & experience, inspired people, taught and learned from others, on numerous international occasions, ranging from practical workshops 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. 


Previous workshops and presentations

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.