Place for Play

To play is to act free of convention and constraint and we considered how the phenomenon of play can define territories for this magical and ingenuous spirit to find its place in the city. We began on the constructed landscape of the Southbank founded for the 1951 Festival of Britain. Down river on the Rotherhithe peninsula we speculated how the manifold connotations of play can galvanise communities by creating places that are both shared and contested.