Go Play!

Similar recycled materials are used by Go Play!, founded by Marcus Veerman, who are laudably taking an open-source approach to playground design. They plan to develop a graphics-based manual that anyone, any language or skill level, can download to build a playground based on locally available materials, incorporating local hands.

One of the things I admire about the work of Go Play! is that their playscapes are genuinely designed rather than merely installed.  They’re site-specific (incorporating available features like trees or changes in ground plane), and exhibit a great deal of creative thinking about providing a range of play experiences within a well-planned playscape.  And they’re constantly trying out new ideas.

Well done…I can’t wait to see that manual!  Go Play’s work is mostly in Thailand at present, but they have big plans.  See many more enchanting photos and get involved at their website.

Thanks to Kerala at KaBoom for the tip!

2 Responses to “Go Play!”

  1. Rethinkingchildhood said:

    Great stuff. Echoes of the work of James (Jimmy) Jolley, as described in his book Entyrely Fun Playgrounds. Find it here:

    gyanpedia.in/tft/Resources/books/jimmy.pdf

    Tim
    http://www.rethinkingchildhood.com

    June 30, 2010 at 1:10 pm

  2. marcusandwillow said:

    Hi and Thanks for the shout out!
    We appreciate your kind words. and for all the playground players out there interested in getting involved in the play and playground building world come see our new site and send us an email.

    we have got a whole bunch of cool language free designs that we are designing right now to allow anyone to build a playground.

    I love your Blog Arcady. Keep up the great work!

    Marcus
    Founder of GoPlay!

    June 29, 2010 at 4:43 am

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