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Barbara Kaucky

Playgrounds for a Better Childhood

PRESENTED ON JUL 24, 2014
IN LONDON @ FIT LONDON

Barbara Kaucky from Erect Architecture talks about their work with playgrounds around the London area, creating places for self direct playing and learning. They decided to create this project because children today are already suffering from the effects of physical inactivity. Therefore, they want to increase the awareness of active playing and how this could benefit the lives of the children in a long term.

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Responsible Fatherhood

BY SHAWN GARDNER
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 18, 2012

Author and father of four Shawn Gardner works with 2NOT1, an organization focused on emphasizing the importance of fathers in the family unit. Through this organization he is trying to change the lives of children for the better by encouraging fathers to take responsibility for their kids' upbringing.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 7, 2013.

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Playgrounds and Stools

BY ASTRID KLEIN AND MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham present two of their team's projects. One is an indoor playground for kids in the tsunami-destroyed region of eastern Japan. The other is a sea of stools, designed to look like grass, for Artek's elephant in Ginza. (In Japanese)

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Designing to Get Fit

BY LISA WOO
@ FIT LONDON ON JUL 24, 2014

Lisa Woo starts her talk with the shocking number of 9 – a quarter of British adults walk for fewer than 9 minutes a day. Lisa then introduces simple, playful ways in which the design can makes be more active and have fun at the same time, having a better life as a result.

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What does our physical space look like in the digital era?

BY HOT POP FACTORY
@ VOL 31 ON DEC 04, 2014

As the digital life is moving faster than our physical life, Biying Mao and her company Hot Pop Factory has started using digital means to disrupt the physical design process. Rather than designing form, they are using computational design to design rules and parameters, similar to computer programming. 

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Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

BY GIGI GREENE
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 07, 2016

Gigi Greene discusses the studies of Weston Price

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Mental Rescue Society, Redefining the Conversation Around Mental Health

BY QUINN OHLER
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"It's no surprise that there's a stigma around mental illness. Things are starting to change, but they need to change quicker."

Everyday thousands of people struggle to achieve what they feel is their definition of normal. Quinn Ohler is a member of Mental Rescue, a group of like-minded individuals bringing light to the shadows of mental health, by promoting physical and mental well-being. 

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Street Children

BY ANAMIKA PAWAR
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 16, 2016

Anamika Pawar. A social worker and activist explains the hurdles in improving the conditions of street children despite so many initiatives.

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Better Drinking Culture

BY CAM BRIEDEN
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

...because hangovers suck. Cam Brieden shares. 

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The Things You Remember From Childhood

BY HANA ISHIKAWA
IN CHICAGO

Hana Ishikawa's career has been inspired by the playgrounds of her childhood.