The folks at Rosenlof/Lucas, a landscape design studio in Minneapolis, have been a delight to work with on the Designing Play series. Not only did they come up with a really cool project for re-imagining the outdoor landscape surrounding the Walker, but then they (namely, Joe Mollen) produced fun videos documenting the process. Here’s footage of the workshop they recently hosted at Target Free Thursday Night:
In April there’s more ‘Designing Play’ fun, including another Target Free Thursday Night art lab activity on April 15th led by graphic designer Kindra Murphy and painter Tim Tozer called Type Face where you can make a typographic self-portrait using old-school transfer letters (welcome back, Letraset). They’re terribly clever and cute:
And if you’re still not a believer in the power of play, come listen to an expert on the topic. Edith Ackermann, a developmental psychologist who has studied under Jean Piaget and worked with the LEGO Learning Institute will be giving a free talk on Thursday, April 22nd called Playful Inventions and Explorations: What’s to be learned from kids?