Celebrating childhood and play through experiences and materials
Play Lab is a project that began in 2013, born from a desire to bring progressive, open-ended early childhood practices into community spaces. Each Play Lab is an installation of materials and provocations for exploration. Installations in 2016 have included Cardboard Playground, loose parts/intelligent materials play, and tape and textile weaving. This project has been generously supported by the Bellingham, Washington community with invitations to collaborate with schools, organizations, and city government.
As enthusiasm for Play Lab grows, so do the possibilities for future activities and installations. I hope that in the near future, Play Lab may find a semi-permanent home, allowing for more regular play installations, workshops, and events for the Bellingham community. I am working towards creating partnerships that celebrate play, materials, and childhood, and that may look many different ways! Please contact me if you are interesting being part of this project, in Bellingham or beyond.