Work Isn’t the Opposite of Play

Work Isn’t the Opposite of Play

One of the fun things about working in Play is that you get to tell people ‘I work in Play‘. Reactions vary wildly. It’s good to see, though, that many believe that the ‘defence of play’ has already been won. When I say to these people ‘Play Isn’t the Opposite of...
Play Has Its Own Gravity

Play Has Its Own Gravity

What I’ve learnt from my 100 Days of Play #1: Play has its own gravity! There were a few days during my challenge where I felt like I’d had enough. Various people had suggested to me that play can’t be scheduled and that it has to be spontaneous. I didn’t think that’s...
Where Do You Go with Play?

Where Do You Go with Play?

A question I get asked fairly is often is – fun aside – what can you really do with play? They’re a variation on a theme, said in a way that implies it’s good and all “…but where do you go with play?” They’re asking: Play seems great. We love it. It’s fun. But it’s...
A Blueprint for The Playful Society

A Blueprint for The Playful Society

With CounterPlay, the Danes are providing a blueprint for the Playful Society. The annual conference / festival of play takes place in Aarhus (pron: ore-huss), 2017 European Capital of Culture. It brings together play practitioners, academics, followers and thinkers...