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UNITE: The Problem with Play

  • COST

    Free and open to the public

  • TYPE

    Kids and Family



Kick start your playful summer with a panel discussion about the impact of design on childhood development! Inspired by BSA Space’s new exhibition, Extraordinary Playscapes, an array of unique panelists will consider ways to prevent barriers of play in urban areas. The conversation will delve into how play is related to design, psychology, parenting, architecture, and development while highlighting the role of designers in a more playful future. After the talk, participants will enjoy light refreshments and exclusive access to the exhibition.

Cheri Ruane ASLA, VP of Landscape Architecture, SPURR and President of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects

Peter Gray, Professor of Psychology, Boston College
Lillian Hsu, Director of Public Art, Cambridge Arts
Michael Laris, Director of Product Development and Strategy, Playworld

Design Museum Boston’s UNITE series showcases the intersection of design and everything else. Each event brings together four thought leaders around a complex topic like entrepreneurship or healthcare, and only one of the panelists is a designer. All four panelists bring a unique perspective to the conversation. More information here

This is a program supported by the BSA Foundation and organized by the Design Museum Foundation. A special thanks to the BSLA and SPURR.


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