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August 4th, 2015

Pop-Up Adventure Play

Where you see forts, dens, and hand-drawn signs... there's magic! Morgan Leichter-Saxby comes to Philly on August 12th for our Play Space workshop and film screening. Find out why and how she's translating adventure play into a pop-up form to bring it to new people and places.

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Inspired from many angles
Architect Michael Spain has contributed his design expertise to several Collaborative projects, including one of our first green schoolyard projects and, recently, a conceptual...
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Pop-Up Adventure Play
Morgan Leichter-Saxby has clocked 11,000 miles as co-founder of Pop-Up Adventure Play. She’ll be here in Philly on August 12 to lead a workshop and a film screening of The Land....
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Reporting back on school reuse
Look for the school composition book tucked inside the August 2015 issue of Grid. You’ll find colorful quotes, images, and infographics about our school reuse design initiative....
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Sold! Old Willard Frances School
Newsworks reported last week that the former Willard Elementary School has been purchased by Project HOME. Willard was a focus of our school reuse design charrette last year....
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More than just dollars and cents
Ariel Bierbaum, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, has spent the past year observing the impact of school closures on Philly neighborhoods and interviewing...
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Hope Community Day
Hope Partnership for Education hosted their first Hope Community Day—and also took their first step towards transforming a vacant lot last Saturday. In 2014, the Community...
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The importance of playing with fire
Erin Davis tells how the “mess and the junk” of The Land, an adventure playground in West Wales, inspired her new documentary. She’ll be here on Wednesday, August 12 for a Philly...
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Enjoying design review's give and take
If you come to one of our Design Grant Review meetings, you’re likely to find architect Jeffrey Brummer around the table. Jeff is a co-chair of this committee, which meets twice...
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Second Round of Design Grants Awarded for 2015
The Community Design Collaborative is proud to announce its newest Design Grants! The Collaborative will work with Friends of Father Judge High School on a conceptual plan to...
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