Playgrounding, the Playground as a Symbolic Form of Society and Design Culture
Talking about playgrounds means telling stories about the definition of urban space, creativity, contestation, and reflections on the culture of childhood. After all, the playground is a symbolic form linked with the anthropological heart of our social relations. Researched by curator and design historian Domitilla Dardi, this book opens with a visual history of playgrounds, an overview of projects by artists, designers, and architects who have taken on the challenge of creating playgrounds over time. Creators were also asked to imagine new playgrounds for the book, leading to nine proposals from Paul Cox, Konstantin Grcic, Studio Ossidiana, Olimpia Zagnoli, and others.