Marcus Veerman

Playground Ideas

With a background in primary education, outdoor leadership, and design-build learning, Marcus founded Playground Ideas ten years ago after spearheading the construction of 40 bespoke playgrounds along the Thai/Burma border. He then went on to respond to a wave of interest in International playground building by creating an open-source platform to share best practices. Demand for his services has taken him to Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America to facilitate playground construction, consult on projects and train teams of playground builders. 

Playground Ideas has now impacted over one million children in 143 countries, by supporting communities to create their own playground using locally sourced and recycled materials and tools.

Childhood Summit 2019 Keynote - Infrastructure -

Play Space Creation- Focusing on the child from consultation to creation

Day 1 Afternoon - Thought Leader Forum - Community

Day 3 Morning - Keynote

Play Space Creation -

Focusing on the child from consultation to creation

Keynote Synopsis

Marcus will share excerpts of his inspirational journey’s across the globe, creating play spaces for children, with children and the community. Marcus will share the importance and magic of codesign and co-creation including the major stakeholders in play-space - the children and the grown-ups in the community. This talk will cover the integral processes used to consult, design and build these truly amazing play spaces specifically focused on the needs of the child. 


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