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Bruno Taylor: Renegade Playground Designer

It’s hard to know what to call Bruno Taylor. Is he a street artist, or a guerrilla playground builder? Either way, his work is a fun commentary...

Dan Gould
Dan Gould on August 19, 2008.

It’s hard to know what to call Bruno Taylor. Is he a street artist, or a guerrilla playground builder? Either way, his work is a fun commentary on the sometimes overly serious society of today.Taylor took it upon himself to inject a dose of play back into the streets by installing swings in London bus stops.

He explains the project:

“71% of adults used to play on the streets when they were young. 21% of children do so now. Are we designing children and play out of the public realm?

This project is a study into different ways of bringing play back into public space. It focuses on ways of incorporating incidental play in the public realm by not so much as having separate play equipment that dictates the users but by using existing furniture and architectural elements that indicate playful behaviour for all.

It asks us to question the current framework for public space and whether it is sufficient while also giving permission for young people to play in public.

Play as you go…” Bruno Taylor.

[Pixelismo via Wooster Collective]

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