the playful city
During the early 20th century, industrializing cities implemented playgrounds to designate safe spaces for children to play in rapidly urbanizing environments. Today, this form of ‘leisure space’ has evolved beyond the isolated conditions of standard playgrounds. Contemporary cities utilize leisure and play to create more inclusive and healthy urban environments. Playful interventions transform the urban fabric into a collective play-scape that choreographs daily interactions. This research investigates various case studies and playful strategies that foster social spontaneity and active lifestyles for people of all ages.