This month sees the annual Open House London event, an opportunity for many to take a look inside some of London’s most interesting buildings. With this in mind, we want to explore the outdoor urban spaces that are often overlooked – this article on the post-war playground was first published in MidCentury issue 08.
Allowing children the space for recreation and experimentation was a guiding principle of post-war design and the RIBA Photograph archive reveals the innovative Modern playground, challenging what might be considered ‘child’s play’ today. Click on the image to listen to the story:
Photographs courtesy of RIBA Library Photographs Collection and words by
RIBA Photographs Curator, Justine Sambrook. Audio slideshow courtesy of Events in Sound