Design for Life: Playful Green Planet - RSA

Design for Life: Playful Green Planet

Fellowship events / Design for Life series

 -  | BST British Summer Time

The Coffee House (RSA House) and Online via Zoom

  • Education and learning
  • Environment

The world as it is: fragile, unbalanced, degenerative. The world as it could be: resilient, rebalanced, regenerative. Explore with us how particular perspectives on challenge and change can help build flourishing futures for people, places and the planet. 

In this interactive events series, we share insights from the RSA’s Design for Life mission, including six perspectives we consider core to regenerative change: systemic, imaginative, adaptive, collective, long-time and authentic. How might we invite these perspectives into all our work to transform our economic, social and environmental systems to be more conducive to life? 

We spotlight where these perspectives are being applied within a range of work-in-progress interventions by the RSA, as well as by our Fellows and partners to imagine and pursue better futures. Join us to discuss what we’re doing, what we’re learning, and what shows up in your own changemaking work. 

This event will focus on Playful Green Planet, an ambitious new intervention to transform how children foster a connection to nature and community through creative outdoor play.

A solid, growing evidence base shows that nature-immersed creative play brings huge benefits to early childhood development, wellbeing and understanding, growing children’s interest and capabilities in social and climate action. But less than 10 percent of UK children have access to play in wild spaces compared to 50 percent a generation ago. One survey found that 75 percent of children spend less time outdoors than prison inmates.

In partnership with the Eden Project, Bath Spa University, House of Imagination and HundrEd, we want to catalyse a movement of creative outdoor play spaces – co-created with and for local communities – as well as the infrastructure to support their use by families, primary schools and early year settings.

Here’s a taste of what’s in store:

• An introduction from the RSA team to the Playful Green Planet vision, approach and journey to date

• A showcase of examples of nature-based creative play in action from Penny Hay FRSA (Professor of Imagination at Bath Spa University), and Sam Kendall (Education Manager at the Eden Project)

• An invitation to share your reflections, ideas and suggestions, and the chance to ask questions

Presentations from our speakers will be followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.

 We welcome all changemakers who are interested from different fields and disciplines, within and beyond our RSA Fellowship community.

Taking part

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Taking part in-person

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Taking part online

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Zoom call joining details will be sent out via email in advance of the event.

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