Artist Camilla Carlsson invites the panel to talk about play at playgrounds with professional playworkers (called Parklek in Swedish) The panel includes playworkers from playgrounds in the suburbs as well as playgrounds in city center of Stockholm.

Invited speakers

Peter Björklund, foremer Parkleken Skyfallet, Björkhagen
Thomas Munkhammar Parkleken Forsängen, Farsta
Leif Pettersson Parkleken Kristallen, Solberga
Johanna Samuelsson, Lena Schjölin, Parkleken Rålambshov, Kungsholmen
Victoria Tenggren Parkleken Högalid, Södermalm 

Time: Saturday 14 August at 15:00 - 16:00
Place: Fagerlidsparken behind Konsthall C

The former playground with playworkers just outside Konsthall C was called parklek Fagerlid. The conversation touches on several professions that work with children and designed outdoor environments for children.

Playworkers work professionally with play. 

How the playworkers invite play, creation and movement, and how play is promoted by a varied environment and access to loose play material. Working with play requires the ability to interact, sensitivity, time, continuity, trust, security and drive.

The participants offer examples from Parklek activities such as animal husbandry, construction play, adventure playgrounds, schoolyard play, public preschool, skating school and more. In parallel with the conversation, pictures are shown: contemporary photographs and documents from the start of the Parklek the late 1930s and its development. At most there were over 200 Parklek, today there are just over 40 left.

Parklek promotes outdoor activities. Ongoing pandemic increases the need for outdoor meeting places. Parklek are a living cultural heritage and a designed living environment! Parklek and the play activities offer room for imagination and the ability to imagine - We all need play and creativity to be able to imagine a future!

The conversation is part of the exhibition All power to the imagination - the city as a playground made in collaboration with Hökarängen's Civil City Council. After the conversation there is time to visit Konsthall C, opening hours Thursday - Sunday at 12 - 17. The exhibition runs until 15 August (closed summer 21 June - 4 August)

Registration, maximum 50 participants, via: camilla@konsthallc.se

All programs at Konsthall C in collaboration with ABF Stockholm. In collaboration with Hökarängen's Civil City Council. With special support from the Swedish Arts Council.