Play in the Pandemic

Source: Play in the Pandemic

PAR network members Prof John Potter and Dr Michelle Cannon share from their play in the pandemic research. The exhibition of work from the Play Observatory project, produced online with the Young V&A (formerly the Museum of Childhood) and designed by Episod Studios is now open:

It is best viewed on a laptop or desktop and not on a mobile device.

Launched in March 2022, Play in the Pandemic is an online exhibition drawing on the work of the Play Observatory. The exhibition showcases children’s artworks, games and films from across the UK that were contributed as part of the Play Observatory project. It celebrates how children have demonstrated resilience, resourcefulness, and creativity through play, supporting and reflecting their wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020-22.

The Play Observatory was funded from October 2020 to March 2022 by the Economic and Social Research Council under the UK Research and Innovation `COVID-19 Rapid Response` fund. The work was undertaken by researchers from IOE, UCL’s Faculty For Education and Society, Prof John Potter, Dr Kate Cowan and Dr Michelle Cannon, The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Dr Valerio Signorelli, and, the School of Education at the University of Sheffield, Dr Yinka Olusoga, Dr Julia Bishop and Dr Cath Bannister.

For more information, visit the Play Observatory 

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