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When We Play

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When We Play

When We Play - S1E5: The Future of Play

05 Mar 2019 10:00am
Playgrounds have evolved dramatically over the last two centuries. In this episode, we look at new age playgrounds that embody ideas about how children should have fun while preparing for the future.
About the Show

Many of our childhood memories are filled with playing and playgrounds are a big part of this recollection. The wind blows through our hair while we are on a swing, the sudden rush of excitement going down a slide, bumps and bruises, friends and foes. The rapid urbanisation of Asia is spurring on the growth of playgrounds and play spaces where children and communities experience, learn and reimagine urban life. This five-part documentary series ex-amines how such play spaces impact the communities they are built for and reflect on the urban environments they exist in. Each hour-long episode journeys through various playgrounds and play spaces in Asia—Bangkok, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Sapporo, Seoul, Suncheon, Singapore, Tainan, Taichung and Taipei—to explore the role of play in cities. How do playgrounds reflect our society today and how do children play?

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