Activating Spaces with neuroDiverse Publics

Play AUT the Box

Playable cities for all

An EU-funded project for New European Bauhaus transformations towards climate-neutral, beautiful and inclusive cities

Play AUT the Box, Playable cities for all (PAtB) builds on ASD Publics to reinforce and go one step further in the improvement of public play spaces for children with autism and their families.

By co-designing the Box AUT, an adaptation of the “play containers” installed in the city’s public space, and piloting Games AUT, the games and toys they contain.

The PAtB consortium will prototype a living lab for the co-creation of environmentally and autism-friendly play infrastructure with key stakeholders and end-users. PAtB will deepen the knowledge on the AUT-Community’s needs and how these can be translated into the design of concrete play infrastructure putting into practice the ASD Public design guidelines and pushing the city of Barcelona into a position where it can become a world leader and a pioneer in real universal accessibility.

The ASD Publics: Activating Spaces for Neurodiversity project has created new tools and methods to design sustainable and inclusive play areas for and with children with ASD and their families. 

The aim of the project is to reimagine and transform playgrounds in cities in order to provide design guidelines to increase the potential for inclusive play and nature-based solutions in public space that can be implemented in other cities or countries.

The pilot was held in the Les Glòries park and in the courtyard of a school in Barcelona. The workshops had temporary facilities where children were invited to play and experiment freely. Observing their sensory and psychomotor responses, as well as their choices for specific materials and spaces, will offer valuable information about their play preferences and spaces that the project aims to understand.

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EIT Community New European Bauhaus ASD Publics is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.


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