Design is Everywhere: What Does the Future of Play Look Like in a Socially Distanced World?

PRINTCast: The PRINT Podcast Studio is a curated collection of cutting-edge podcasts we love about design, creativity, branding, books, and further subjects afield. Soon, we’ll have a dedicated digital listening room. In the meantime, we present Design Museum’s Design is Everywhere, hosted by Sam Aquillano and Liz Pawlak—a “podcast featuring stories of people and organizations using design to make an impact and change the world.”

The latest episode (No. 30): “How Play is Evolving.”

Here’s more from the Design is Everywhere team:

On this episode, Sam is joined by Cheri Ruane to dive into the world of play design. Cheri is the vice president and landscape architecture practice leader at Weston and Sampson, a design and engineering firm committed to improving the natural and built environment. Their guest is Michael Laris, the VP of global innovation at PlayPower, the world’s largest playground and recreational equipment manufacturer. Together, they discuss the unique design behind playful environments, how to build more playful experiences into our cities, and the effect COVID has on outdoor play.

Photo by Jess Benjamin