Prioritizing Play Conference 2020: Online

Prioritizing Play Conference 2020: Online

By Morgan We are so enormously excited about the upcoming Prioritizing Play Conference! Kelsey of KOOP Adventure Play has gathered a remarkably knowledgeable, talented, and genuinely diverse line-up of play and playwork people. This is going to be a 7-week conference...
Joy During War – Guest Writer

Joy During War – Guest Writer

Maritza has been a friend to Pop-Ups for several years. She is a gifted playworker at AP at the Parish School, warm host to Campference visitors, and creator of truly magnificent pupusas. As a student on our Playworker Development Course, Maritza has now shared a...
The Playwork Collective

The Playwork Collective

By Pop-Ups Morgan Every adventure playground is unique. There are definitely trends across them – longtime fans will recognize patterns of handmade wooden constructions, enthusiastically painted. More mud than grass. Weird trash, emerging from the landscape....
New Course: Adult Play

New Course: Adult Play

By Pop-Ups Morgan There are some questions we’ve asked a thousand times. “What is play?” “What did you love, when you were a child?” “What do you do for fun, these days?” It’s part of our warm-up routine, when standing in front of teachers, childcare professionals,...
Announcing: Playwork Campference 2021

Announcing: Playwork Campference 2021

By Pop-Ups Morgan Times like these, it’s tempting to focus occasionally on fun times years ago, or future plans far enough away to get excited about now. Claude Stephens, and the good people of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, have been helping us do both...
CoViD-Play

CoViD-Play

By Pop-Ups Zan The last few weeks have been very strange, and children have been processing this weirdness in their play. As the person who has been keeping our social media ticking along, I’ve also been keeping our eyes out for coronavirus-inspired play, and...
Coronavirus Can’t Take Our Play

Coronavirus Can’t Take Our Play

By Suzanna Law A lot has happened in the last 3 months. As an organisation, we’ve been to Turkey and the USA, and have also talked to lots of exciting people and have been involved in a lot of projects. We even won an award! These are all exciting times, but...
Well Hello There, 2020

Well Hello There, 2020

By Zan This is a quick note from all of us at Pop-Up Adventure Play, wishing everyone a Happy New Year! Many folks may only just be getting back to work now, but we have already running full steam for the last few days! Next week, Morgan and I will be heading to...
Our 2019: The Year of Connection

Our 2019: The Year of Connection

By Zan Our annual tradition is to write about each year in a blogpost. This is mostly to document what exactly we have been up to in the past 12 months, but also serves as a reflective moment for us. Afterall, Professor Fraser Brown suggested that playworkers should...