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Child Scale City: A Small Study in Tokyo

A small study on the child's perception of a Tokyo suburban street. This document traces the everyday treasures of a rainy day walk to the local sento in suburban Tokyo. It is part of a broader and slightly wonky research and practice agenda on the hand made, everyday creativity, play, and usable environments. "......These safe and slow pathways are perfect for tiny feet and their larger commute-weary companions. Dense greens and colourful scented collages reside at the height and scale of little eyes and noses. Irrepressible hands thrive on the mixture of gravel, sand, grass, rocks, sticks and fallen fruit that compose Tokyo carpets. In summer developing ears drink in crickets, cicadas and neighbourhood rustlings...." More Images/Details: http://a-small-lab.com/child-scale-city > A short article (top 10 post of 2012) summarising this project on ThisBigCity.net - HERE. > And in Chinese: 孩童空間的七種構想 > Noted in Megan Rosker's article on play for Huffington Post [HERE]. > Quoted in The Atlantic Cities article on walkability, food deserts and obesity [HERE]. > Featured on Kaboom.org (a national nonprofit dedicated to saving play for America's children). > Playtime in Africa Project: I'm honoured that this pamphlet was a source of inspiration for the Playtime in Africa project that aims to "turn two acres of land in the Dzorwulu neighborhood into a groundbreaking natural playspace" - Website [HERE]. Note: Physical pamphlet is not included in purchase price. >>>> Along with your financial support, you’ll provide some much needed confidence and motivation….. The money will go towards paying our (4 humans - 2 older, 2 much younger) rent, food, and life expenses. This will mean that we can continue researching,making, and sharing stuff.
That said, I'd be equally happy if you just downloaded it from this page  (15MB) or viewed it on Slideshare and told me about it.

Contact me at chris@a-small-lab.com .

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