PROJECTS > PHILADELPHIA > PLAYWALL
Inspired by Candy Chang’s Before I Die art project, the playwall asks communities how they played when they were little. This low cost intervention sponsored by the LEGO Foundation, sparked a new community conversation around play. Follow-up dialogues will bring forth the learning value of the everyday games that populated the playwall within hours of its installation.
The Learning Goal
Playwall is designed to enhance intergenerational Communication amongst community members, Critical Thinking about meaningful types of play, and the Confidence that grows from community engagement.
Any ordinary wall can be fitted with a Playwall that invites parents and kids to share “When I was little, I loved to play…” The wall will soon be filled with exciting games that community elders can teach the younger generation, deepening community connections, and allowing adults and children to learn as they play together.