On 11th November 2019 Chris Gray wrote:

Play Well exhibition

Play Well, another well-conceived exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, follows the development of ‘play’. It starts from the historical idea that children couldn’t learn before the age of nine, and the subsequent idea of the Kindergarten with a series of specific toys for learning through play.

The map below shows each generation’s boundary of free reign as a child, from a great-grandfather to a son.

The exhibition highlights the important role that architects, landscape architects and urban designers have had in the development and integration of play within our everyday lives, as ideas of play have changed.