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“Better a broken arm than a broken spirit.”,  Lady Allen of Hurtwood, 1968

Paige Johnson, the author and editor of the US blog Playscapes, began her research into playgrounds five years ago. She was eager to find inspiration from artists and designers in order to overcome her frustration with the repetition and expense of modern day play areas.

Through online research and scouring archives, Paige gradually uncovered a world of bold, innovative playspaces and grew her interest in mid-century and contemporary playgrounds. Like artists Simon & Tom Bloor, she has a deep and ongoing fascination with the legacy of the postwar urban landscape.

Following her presentation, Paige was joined in-conversation by Simon & Tom.

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