• Engineering
  • Published 2016

Playgrounds as sites of radical encounters: Mapping material, affective, spatial and pedagogical collisions

@inproceedings{Knight2016PlaygroundsAS,
  title={Playgrounds as sites of radical encounters: Mapping material, affective, spatial and pedagogical collisions},
  author={Linda M. Knight},
  year={2016}
}
In a contemporary and risk-averse society, playground spaces can be contaminated by governing forces driven by litigation and the creeping hysteria around children’s safety plus a creeping distortion of a child’s physical fragility. The most common playgrounds seen today; the play spaces within institutions such as daycare, schools and play centres, and the playgrounds situated in public parks and municipal grounds are heavily managed, their design and scale shrunk and plasticised so that even… CONTINUE READING