In the summer of 2015, we were a part of the street festival Kochfest15 – Celebrating 7 days of street democracy – in the slum area Korogocho in Nairobi, Kenya. During six days we were creating different play interventions together with groups of children at an elementary schoolyard in Korogocho.
With local materials from the area we were going to work together with the children to create new, or enhance existing, play structures. By involving the children in the construction and in the descision making process we wanted to create a feeling of responsibility and pride for the structures we were doing.
During the six days we worked with used car tires, pallets and paint to create a bigger and more active playground and schoolyard. During the project we collaborated with Hoperaisers Korogocho, Architects without borders and Slum architects Nairobi.