1. The Voice Of Children

      “In the 19th Century we introduced The Voice of The Working class. In the 20th Century we introduced The Voice of Women. Now we must introduce The Voice of Children. The great originality of our century may be that we learn to listen to children.”

      – Theodore Zeldin, 2014.

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    2. The Gifted Few

      “Creativity is for the gifted few. The rest of the world are compelled to live in environments built by the gifted few, listen to the gifted few’s music, use the gifted few’s inventions and art, read the poems and stories of the gifted few.

      This is what our education and culture would have us believe, and it is a culturally induced and perpetuated lie.”

      – Simon Nicholson, 1972.

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    3. The Battle

      “All children have a biological need and legal right to play, Protected Article 31 of the UN Convention on Children’s Rights. Through free and deep play, children develop active, powerful and creative relationships with the form and meaning of the world around them.

      – Assemble.

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    1. Fuji Kindergarden, Tokyo, Japan

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    2. Showa Kinen Memorial Park, Tokyo, Japan

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    3. Showa Kinen Memorial Park, Tokyo, Japan

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    4. SM Nursery, Yokohama, Japan

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    5. Hanegi Park, Tokyo, Japan

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    6. Hanegi Park, Tokyo, Japan

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    7. Yume Park, Tokyo, Japan

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    8. Haruno Ogawa, Tokyo, Japan

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    9. Haruno Ogawa, Tokyo, Japan

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    10. Moanakids Nursery, Yokahama, Japan

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    11. Haruno Ogawa, Tokyo, Japan

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    1. La Jugarreta, Tepoztlan, Mexico

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    2. La Jugarreta, Tepoztlan, Mexico

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    1. Alpujarra Kids Space, Orgiva, Spain

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    2. Alpujarra Kids Space, Orgiva, Spain

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    1. Felix Road Adventure Playground, Bristol, UK

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    2. Glamis Adventure Playground, London, UK

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    3. Felix Road Adventure Playground, Bristol, UK

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    4. Baltic Street Adventure Playground, Glasgow, UK

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    5. Baltic Street Adventure Playground, Glasgow, UK

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    6. Baltic Street Adventure Playground, Glasgow, UK

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    7. Meredian Adventure Playground, Birmingham, UK

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    1. Credits

      Collaborators:

      Luke Freedman and the adults and children of Alpujarra Kids Space (Orgiva, Spain), Baltic Street Adventure Playground (Glasgow, UK), Glamis Adventure Playground and PATH (London, UK), Felix Road Adventure Playground (Bristol, UK), Meridian Adventure Playground (Birmingham, UK), Yume Park, Fuji Kindergarten, Haruno Ogawa and Hanegi Park, (Tokyo, Japan) SM Nursery and Moanakids Nursery (Yokohama, Japan) The Land Adventure Playground (Wrexham, UK), La Jugarreta (Tepoztlan, Mexico), The Yard Adventure Playground (Edinburgh, UK). Audio: Eddie Nutall, Simon Rix, Maria Morfin, Penny Wilson, Mark Halden, Ken Garland, Hitoshi Shimamura, Ryuichi Sekiyama, Yolanda Corona, Ellen Delaney, Robert Kennedy, Rachel Mathers, Klaus Nedergaard, David Bullough, Theresa Burling and Mike Barclay, Betsy Dadd, mixed by Sean Glynn.

      Film:

      Phineas Harper, Betsy Dadd, Lydia Cockburn-Smith.

      Special thanks to:

      The Rumi Foundation, International Play Association, LBCDMX, Takaharu and Yui Tezuka Architects, Youji No Shiro and Tokyo Play.

      Site built by:

      Ben Chernett