February 12, 2018

Aren’t we all in this together?

The trouble with risk and children’s play is that it creates this aura of paternalism amongst those members of our […]
March 14, 2017

The Rise of High-Rise Schools in Australia

Ever seen the movie the Fifth Element? Vision of a futuristic multi-levelled world where cars no longer drive with four […]
November 9, 2016

Programming play environments…..is it always necessary?

I started to do some research this morning in searching for another unusual place to play for my blog series, […]
October 5, 2016

What’s wrong with going outdoors?

I have recently been asked to tender on an early childhood project that includes both outdoor and indoor play spaces. By indoor […]
July 17, 2016

Empathy and its influence on Duty of Care

In the past week the NSW government has shut down the Greyhound Racing industry in light of widespread overbreeding, injury, […]
May 17, 2016

Why kids getting access to play in our neighbourhoods is important to our sense of community

Last week I applied for a travelling fellowship to do further research and study overseas in the area of Street […]
October 16, 2014

Beyond the Bubble Wrap – New research findings from VicHealth

VicHealth have today announced the release of their new research report Beyond the Bubble Wrap; Understanding parents fears in allowing their […]
September 30, 2014

A new urban ‘National Park’ in London…a good idea?

Its a novel idea, but one that I think has interesting legs. When we think of ‘national park’ we conjure […]
September 20, 2014

Contested ‘Public Space’ – Skaters win in London

I have just been reading this morning an article in London’s ‘Guardian’ newspaper about plans for the re-development of Southbank’s […]
February 7, 2014

Risk Benefit Assessment Guide for Australia

Play Australia has commissioned Bricolage Design to write a guide for local government and education on the benefits of risk […]