Sunday, 8 April 2012

Article 31.1 - Sneak Preview

Article 31.1 - The Universal Right To Play

That every human being has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts. That cities shall respect and promote the right of the citizen to participate fully and spontaneously in cultural and artistic life and shall encourage the provision of equal opportunities for cultural, artistic, recreational and leisure activity.

Adapted from Article 31 on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

How would the playful city be designed and planned?

What institutions would civic society need to create in order to support the universal right to play? How would the culture and practice of everyday life be changed?

What space is there in the city for the imagination? Is there anywhere left for play by rules of our own making?

The old team are back with some new faces to participate in the London Festival of Architecture 2012 - The Playful City. Exhibition proposals will be hitting venues shortly.

Watch this space or check out the Article 31.1 web pages for further details.

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