SHARED PLAYSCAPES is a system of mobile urban elements to promote free appropriation of public spaces, focusing on temporary interventions in pacified spaces related to primary schools in Barcelona and Milano.
SHARED PLAYSCAPES aims to promote the activation of these spaces, based on the concept of playable cities and through the lens of collective play, by designing temporary playscapes through a co-creation process involving primary school students aged between 6 and 12 years old, the research team, and the municipalities concerned.
SHARED PLAYSCAPES explores public space co-creation at both infrastructural (informing design decisions for a shared, temporary public space) and mediation levels (establishing a shared link between schoolchildren from different countries). His expected result is to prove the capacity of children to identify and develop strategies of free appropriation of public space as well as their capacity to establish long distance communication systems using game-based formats and playful logics.
The project has been designed and developed by a team of researchers from Elisava Research (UVic-UCC), directed by Dr. Roger Paez (PI), and including Toni Montes, Manuela Valtchanova, and Mar Gené.