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Play UrbanismSai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
This project challenges the existing playground typology in Hong Kong, from the definition of ‘children’s play areas’, to the problematic policy and implementation strategies. It questions the rigid urban boundaries between playgrounds, the street and buildings under the current planning framework and bureaucracy. Through fieldwork collaborations with the Playright Children’s Play Association and the Central and Western District Officer, the project redefines play into an alternative circulation route amid the rapid urban renewal in Sai Ying Pun. As play is developed into an everyday process of making, it engages children, adolescents and young people, expands from buildings to open spaces, and activates the connecting route into a dynamic urbanism in Hong Kong.