Bodies at Play: Screening and Conversation
Play is often opposed to learning. At school it takes place in the playground and at playtime, largely separated from the 'serious' business occurring in the classroom. Yet play is a fantastically creative form through which bodies come together to reshape one another, their environments and their futures. This also makes it a powerful educational form. Through film and discussion, this event will explore the politics and material cultures of play. It will explore to what (and whose) ends play might be mobilised, and consider play's relationship to technologies of data collection and storage.