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Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield, Vivid Sydney

PROJECT: VIVID SYDNEY - VIVID IDEAS 2017 and 2018
'Creating sensory rich experiences for all children, including those with special needs'
COLLABORATION WITH: CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD AUSTRALIA

Vivid Sydney is a 23-day festival of light, music and ideas that features many of the world's most important creative industry forums, a mesmerising free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations and a cutting-edge contemporary music program.

Vivid Ideas offers a global forum for ingenuity and innovation where fresh concepts and trends are shared. It focuses on innovation, creativity & community.

2017
Tim and Caroline Play proudly worked with Cushman & Wakefield, the inaugural Access and Inclusion sponsors of Vivid Sydney 2017. They shared their personal family story, and helped design and facilitate Cushman & Wakefield's Vivid Ideas workshop on June 13th 2017 at the Museum of Contemporary Art which saw a diverse range of minds come together to innovate and imagine how we can create sensory rich experiences where all children can play, participate and belong.

2018
The team are excited and honoured to continue the journey with Cushman & Wakefield in 2018 as Expert Collaborators helping bring ‘Tumbalong Lights’, a magical inclusive playground to this year’s VIVID Sydney.  This inclusive play space is available for fun from 25th May - 16th June.

You can read more about this fantastic initiative by clicking here

Pre-book your tickets here
Download the event flyer here

 
 Tumbalong Lights - A Magical Inclusive Playground by Cushman & Wakefield VIVID 2018

Tumbalong Lights - A Magical Inclusive Playground by Cushman & Wakefield VIVID 2018

Tumbalong Lights 2018 by Cushman & Wakefield
 Proud parents to two children, including a son with special needs fuels our passion to create communities for all children to belong and connect.

Proud parents to two children, including a son with special needs fuels our passion to create communities for all children to belong and connect.

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Northern Beaches Council

Belrose Inclusive Local Playspaces

 

Inclusive Local Playspaces

PROJECT PARTNER: NORTHERN BEACHES COUNCIL
CREATIVE PARTNER: B-SIDE CREATIVE
LOCATION: BELROSE, Sydney, Australia
LAUNCHED: 2017 

Belrose is a suburb on Sydney's Northern Beaches. This Inclusive Play project was run by Play For All Australia in partnership with the Northern Beaches Council. It forms part of the $6.3m “Connecting All Through Play” program announced by the Council in December 2016.

It is a design innovation project that focussed on transforming five neighbourhood playgrounds in Belrose on Sydney's Northern Beaches into a living and vibrant inclusive sensory play network that all children, regardless of ability, could enjoy.

It was an ambitious and unprecedented social innovation project based on budgets, timings and scope. 
This project was proudly launched in August 2017, and completed in October 2017. 

To find out more please contact:

Caroline Ghatt, Play For All Australia:  caroline@playforall.com.au
Mayor Michael Regan, Northern Beaches Council: michael.regan@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Please click here to see our gallery of play space photos
Please click here to see more about the project on the the Northern Beaches Council's website
For the map of locations please scroll to the end of this page.

 

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The Issue

"How might we make local playgrounds inclusive, on a budget?"

Children with disabilities are routinely excluded & isolated from playgrounds because these spaces are not universally designed from the start, to be inclusive.

This is particularly the case for smaller playgrounds which typically make up the majority of play spaces across communities. Having the opportunity to access and participate equally in these spaces is vital to the emotional & social wellbeing of children in our local communities. Being unable to do so puts these families & children at greater risk of social isolation.

We want to change this through the use of universal design and Design Thinking to produce play experiences that are equitable, sustainable, sensory rich and most importantly, fun for all children regardless of ability.

 

A Multidisciplinary Project Team

Led by Play For All Australia, the primary project team included representatives from Northern Beaches Council as well as local parents, specialist educators, child development experts and creative industry & manufacturing experts. Aside from their professional expertise, the majority of this group were also local residents and parents too.

 Defining measures of success and the shared developmental needs for all children

Defining measures of success and the shared developmental needs for all children


Project Collaborators

 The power of collaboration and creativity: an incredible team of Designers, Architects, Engineers, Childhood development experts, Concreters, Carpenters, Community and Parents.

The power of collaboration and creativity: an incredible team of Designers, Architects, Engineers, Childhood development experts, Concreters, Carpenters, Community and Parents.

 

Project Outcomes

The official opening of the first play space occurred on August 24th 2017. The four other play spaces are now all open.

For full details of all the locations please click here

Over 75,000 views of the SBS World News video to date

 

Project in Pictures

 Designing for inclusion from the beginning 

Designing for inclusion from the beginning 

Smaller budgets just mean we need bigger ideas
— Caroline Ghatt, co-founder
 Workshop One: Sharing professional insights about the developmental needs of all children

Workshop One: Sharing professional insights about the developmental needs of all children

These must be Living Spaces
— Juan Pablo Gomez Co-Architect & Designer
 Workshop Two: Sharing inspiration and Ideating

Workshop Two: Sharing inspiration and Ideating

 First playspace to launch - "Movement": Lindrum Reserve at Belrose (Photograph of Play Pavillion)

First playspace to launch - "Movement": Lindrum Reserve at Belrose (Photograph of Play Pavillion)