In the endless amount of time I’ve spent on playgrounds while my kids have been playing, made up a lot of ideas for my own playgrounds, and also become a fan as well as a hater of the many that exist in various countries. that I have visited.
The playground in an amazing way gathers the hopes and despair of today’s society, perhaps much more than any other public art project because it needs fewer resources to build and it immedially accessible to the public.
In ’90s Russia, my little daughter played in a playground covered with ads for cheap yogurts; in New York in the 2000s, my son played in a playground made mostly out of security specs; later, in Berlin, he was steering a pirate ship in a beautiful playground built in a Turkish neighbourhood by enthusiasts who seemed to have escaped all limitations and construction codes.
I also have my own dreams, sketches and descriptions of playgrounds and am looking forward to doing an APTART exhibition on perhaps the most important public art of our time.
Here are the links to the possible participants of the project