By Pop-Ups Zan Sitting at a tiny desk in the middle of a swelteringly hot day in Hong Kong, I stared at an email that had just popped through. I am working in Asia, and my brain is discombobulated from many layers of bilingual conversation. So upon reading this email,...
Quite without me realising, pop-up adventure playgrounds have become quite popular in my community. I am obviously delighted, but boy has it been busy! Here are some little reflections of some of those events this month: ***** 1. Radcliffe Market 3rd May The 4 of them...
Simon Rix has been in playwork since he was 17, taking roles at all levels in adventure playgrounds and advocacy for children’s right to play. We knew it was essential that his passion, experience and political context be represented in this young and growing...
We explore the vibrant world of pop-up adventure playgrounds, illuminating how communities come alive through play. This adventure embodies the heart of our play-based approach and how we employ our resources within local communities. Stepping into a familiar...
It was a warm evening in Vancouver and I had just been picked up in the little yellow tour car (with a surprising amount of leg room) and I was heading into the little known space of playwork. This was an adventure that I never thought that I’d have the chance...
Sara signed up as an independent organiser in April, and hosted her first pop-up adventure playground as part of an event called Diggiefest. She shares some information and images from that event here. On 25 and 26 August 2017, in Belgium, a tiny country in Europe,...
By Morgan 9 weeks. 10,000 miles. 18 stops. The Pop-Up Adventure Play team has met and played with literally thousands of people, from coast to coast, in big cities and small towns, on mountains and in prairies, in parks and schools and lecture halls, with new friends...
By Morgan Well, we’re on the final stretch of our Grand Canadian Tour! Our last stop in BC was Surrey and included both a pop-up adventure playground and a screening of The Land. These two events were hosted by Child Care Options and gave us the chance to meet folks...
By Andy Midway through our tour we received an email from Jade from a local Chinese Immigrant family group based in Richmond, on the outskirts of Vancouver. This confirmed our fourth stop in Vancouver, which would be sandwiched between a first-time community Pop-Up at...
By Morgan At pop-up adventure playgrounds, we get to meet children in public space. Nowadays, that means meeting them within the circle of their parents and caregivers. When we’re supporting play, we sometimes get a peek into a child’s world or the world of their...
By Morgan We stopped at Laurier Heights Out of School Care to meet with our host Sherri, who led us out from the parking lot and into the field behind the school. Loose parts were stacked out there already, waiting. “I can bring out more,” she said but we assured her...
By Morgan The first family arrived 10 minutes early at our North Battleford pop-up, and sat on the grassy hill to wait. Workshop participants and staff of BECIP carried out materials from the library basement, armfuls of cardboard, piles of shoe boxes, tubs of tape...
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