UNITE: Why Play?

When

June 22, 2017
6/22/17 6:00 pm - 6/22/17 8:00 pm

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2017-06-2218:00:00 2017-06-2220:00:00 UNITE: Why Play? Join an all-star panel of play experts as they discuss the importance of playing! This summer, Design Museum San Francisco’s UNITE ... 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA Design Museum San Francisco info@designmuseumsanfrancisco.org


Join an all-star panel of play experts as they discuss the importance of playing!

This summer, Design Museum San Francisco’s UNITE panel discussion will address the multiple meanings that reside in the question: Why Play? Play is an integral part in the lives of children everywhere, but how does play impact development in both children and adults alike? Join us for this interdisciplinary panel discussion that will uncover the many benefits of play in all of our lives. Our panel of experts include:

Read more about our panelists here!

This panel discussion takes place at the San Francisco Public Library on the evening of June 22nd in the Koret Auditorium. Complete with light appetizers and a chance to experience Extraordinary Playscapes, UNITE: Why Play? also gives you the opportunity to contribute your own perspectives and questions during our audience Q&A.

Doors open at 6:00 pm; Presentation begins at 6:30 pm. Curator tours of the exhibition will be available from 5:00 – 6:00pm.

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UNITE is our evening panel discussion series with themes at the intersection of design and just about everything else. We set a theme and curate 4 panelists that each cover a different facet of that topic — our goal is to bring together a broad community of diverse people around design. The event begins with mingling and networking, after the panel discussion there is a question and answer segment that is always interesting.

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Design & Play bookWe’re making a book!

Interested in reading more about the importance of play? Check us out on Kickstarter and help us bring this book to life!

 

 

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About Extraordinary Playscapes

This national exhibition and education program explores the latest thinking in playground design while presenting how vital free play is to childhood development, thriving communities, and social equity.

What we learn through play impacts our physical, mental, social, and creative health — and designers, architects, and play advocates are taking notice. Extraordinary Playscapes examines the art, history, science, and importance of play, while telling the story behind some of the most incredible play spaces in the world.  Featuring over 40 international playgrounds, drawings, sketches, videos, scale models, and playable installations, the interactive exhibition examines the importance of play and the latest thinking in playground design. From towering treetop paths to hand-knit crochet playgrounds, visitors will discover how architects and designers worldwide are engaging diverse communities to translate play objectives into state-of-the-art and meaningful environments.

This expansive exhibition arrived in San Francisco on April 6th after successful residencies in both Portland, OR and Boston, MA.