Alternative Playground may simply look like colorful and cushy blobs piled up in a corner, but this new project by Griet Boucique explores the potential of the trash dump as a play environment. Considering material usage, its impact on the earth, and how different textiles can affect the way a child engages in play, Alternative Landscapes asks us to re-consider what makes a playground enjoyable and what does not.

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Alternative Playground debuted at the HDK School of Design and Crafts‘ show Play in Progress, which explored play as a fundamental human activity and a creative force. The school’s Child Culture Design program is the only one of its kind in the world, providing students with a platform of knowledge that gives them a new perspective on design. Griet Boucique’s Alternative Playground used this approach to create a modular soft play area of textile stools inspired by a waste dump.

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+ HDK School of Design and Crafts