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What Playgrounds Look Like Around the World #makereducation

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Last week, Wired posted about photographer James Mollison‘s recent work Playground. How we play and how we learn aren’t all that different. It’s interesting to see the varied approaches to playground design from around the world and consider the many factors that contribute to their making.

Kids are kids the world over—they love to run and yell and play in the sun. The difference is where it happens. Children at a school in Bethlehem take recess behind thick walls to protect them from gunfire, while youngsters in Tokyo amuse themselves on a rooftop seven stories up. Playgrounds vary by location and circumstance, but play remains the same.

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