Designing Playful Cities

Opening Thursday, February 22, 2018

Credit Robin Dupuis

Credit Robin Dupuis

Designing Playful Cities

As our cities become more and more densely populated, we must design spaces for play into them. 

MODA’s exhibition, Designing Playful Cities, takes visitors through interactive installations that present a strong case for designing play into urban environments, encourage visitors of all ages to engage in play in their day-to-day activities, and inspire designers and developers to create playful spaces in our cities, whether by designing proper playgrounds for children or by converting under-utilized spaces into fun and friendly places. 

Curator: Janelle Miniter / Exhibition Advisor: Cynthia Gentry

Installations in this Exhibition Include:

  • Delirious Frites by Les Astronautes
  • Kit of Imagination by Urban Conga
  • Spun Chair by Thomas Heatherwick

Designers and Artists Featured in this Exhibition Include:

  • BASE Landscape Architecture
  • Carve
  • LUC with Erect Architects
  • Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam
  • Fletcher Studio
  • Jen Lewin
  • Carlos Martinez Architekten and Pipilotti Rist
  • The Urban Conga
  • PAN Studio
  • Jonathan Chomko and Matthew Rosier
  • Janet Echelman
  • HIK Ontwerpes
  • mmmm…
  • Elham Souris and Nushin Samavaki
  • MLRP
  • PLOT Architects
  • NEXT Architects
  • Lateral Office, CS Design, EGP Group
  • The WA
  • Thor ter Kulve
  • Kurt Perschke
  • Hirsch & Mann
  • Martha Schwartz
  • Isamu Noguchi
  • Gitte Nygaard and Jair Straschnow
  • Urban Intervention
  • Höweler and Yoon


We are grateful to the sponsors & supporters of this exhibition:

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship & partnership opportunities, please contact Aimee Chan-Lindquist, Director of Development, at or 404.979.6455.