Floor Skrabanja

Department: Man and Well being


What: An accessible space that invites appropriation by children and parents and makes them aware of the importance of free play for physical and mental health.

Why: We need to make space for play! Unstructured play is becoming extremely rare, while structured games are becoming compulsory. Over the past half century opportunities for children to play, especially with one another outdoors, have continually declined. Over the same period, measures of psychopathology in children and adolescents have continually increased.

How: Floor Skrabanja created her play space out of ready-mades that speak a reassuring visual language and invite people to make the space their own by using their imagination. This physically challenging environment stimulates collaboration. Floor documented her research in a magazine.

"No pre-set rules, no surveillance, no goals, no assignments"

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Nicole Marnati