A community-based approach to design & play.
Gigantic Mechanic was awarded a grant from Kaboom! as part their Play Everywhere initiative. Kaboom! challenged designers, artists and community groups to create opportunities for play and weave them into the fabric of the city and daily life. Could you bring play out of the playground and into every day spaces?
Gigantic Mechanic laid out several principles to guide our design. Kids should feel some ownership of their play. Play should be surprising and fresh. In a series of workshops, we worked with third graders at PS 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn to design new sidewalk games. Then we partnered with the Red Hook Public Library to place the games in the path of kids walking to and from school.
- Jenna Utter, PS 15, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
- Sandra Sutton, Red Hook Brooklyn Public Library