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Designing for play at the Royal Academy of Arts

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Time 18:30
Date 06/04/20
Price £15

Join a panel of speakers as they take a look at what we can learn from spaces designed for children and how that can change our urban realm.

In this talk, the Royal Academy of Arts invite speakers to consider how our cities and spaces would change if they put their smallest residents at the forefront of planning. From policy to practical application, the needs and wants of children are largely invisible in our cities. Designs for children are mostly relegated to specific areas and their needs for movement and independence are often limited as a direct result of decisions made by architects and planners alike.

After a 15-minute introduction from the chair, the panel will look to examples of playgrounds, schools and kindergartens to address the need for flexibility and play in our urban space. They aim to invert current ways of thinking by asking what would change if all designs were child-friendly? What if children had the right to the city?