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Helen + Hard AS (Norwegian, established 1996). Siv Helene Stangeland (Norwegian, born 1966) and Reinhard Kropf (Austrian, born 1967). Geopark, Stavanger, Norway. 2011. Photograph by Emile Ashley. Courtesy of the Architects

The Child in the City of Play

Friday, October 19, 2012, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

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In conjunction with the exhibition Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000, this half-day symposium explores the impact of play in urban environments on childhood development. Sessions feature play theorists, architects and designers, educators, and others as they discuss topics including the importance of childhood play and the design of playful cities. Participants include Jane Chermayeff, President, Architecture Playground Equipment; Amy L. Freitag, executive director, New York Restoration Project; Adriaan Geuze, Founder/Principal, West 8; Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Professor, Department of Psychology, Temple University; Darell Hammond, Founder, KaBOOM; Juliet Kinchin, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA, and organizer of the exhibition; Neil Stevenson, IDEO; Doug Suisman, Principal, Suisman Urban Design, Santa Monica; and the Tottenville High School Marching Band.

This program will be live-streamed at livestream.com/museummodernart.

12:30–1:00 p.m. | Theater doors open
Slideshow of images from Playscapes blog, Paige L. Johnson

Welcome, Juliet Kinchin

Introduction, Jane Clark Chermayeff

Why Play?
"Knights and Dragons, Blocks and Shape Sorters: Where Play Meets the Science of Learning," Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Bridging from the 20th into the 21st Century
"Making Space and Place for Play in the Century of the Child," Juliet Kinchin

"Inside Out Play," Neil Stevenson

Designing Playful Cities
Introduction, Jane Clark Chermayeff

"Aren’t We All Children?," Adriaan Geuze

"A Great Place to Play for Every Child?," Darell Hammond

3:15–3:45 p.m. | Break
Play in MoMA Studio: Common Senses, featuring interactive installations by artists Fritz Haeg and J. Morgan Puett of Mildred's Lane and the Mildred Complex(ity); designer Karen Hewitt; and educators Reggio Children.

Designing Playful Cities (cont.)
Introduction, Jane Clark Chermayeff

"The Walking City as a Child’s Muse," Doug Suisman

"Dominoes, Dirt, and Diplomacy: Expanding Play in the Public Realm," Amy Freitag

Intersections: Design, Play, and City Surroundings
"A Playful Conversation," Neil Stevenson, Darell Hammond, Doug Suisman, and Amy Freitag; moderated by Jane Clark Chermayeff

Closing Remarks, Juliet Kinchin

Procession, Tottenville High School Marching Band

5:15–6:15 p.m. | Reception

In conjunction with the exhibitions Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 and MoMA Studio: Common Senses

Tickets ($12; $10 members and corporate members; $5 students, seniors and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.

To pick up tickets purchased online, proceed to the Education and Research Building reception desk at 4 West 54 Street beginning at noon on the day of the program.