Toy Design and Inclusive Play. Symposium, Workshop and Exhibition. Berlin, Germany, 14-28 January 2019

Deadline for applying for a place on this course: 17 September 2018. 

The aim of this 2-week event is to develop new toys for children and adults
that increase their joy of playing, support inclusive education and contribute to ecological sustainability.

Participants will be in close contact with people with disabilities, learning directly and practically from their skills and needs, and taking along this inspiration into the toy development process in the workshop. By being in close contact and communication with the children and adults it will be possible to develop new toys and toy ideas, which bring pleasure, invite playful learning and assist in the development of motor, sensory and communication skills.

Participants will come from different professional backgrounds: designers, toy experts, therapists, teachers working with disabled children, psychologists, facilitators and carers as well as students of different disciplines are invited to apply.

Participants will come from different countries and continents. Their encounter will offer different views on function and production of toys, on impairments and special needs, on inclusion and participation. Living and working together allows the possibility of exchanging thoughts and of mutually including ideas from different cultural backgrounds into the development of toys.

There is no workshop fee. Travel costs must be borne by the participants; those participants from developing countries or Eastern Europe are eligible to apply for a contribution to their travel expenses.

Further information:

Call for applications (PDF)

Application form (Word)

Agreement on the Use of Workshop Results (PDF)

NOTE: This event is not organised by EENET. Please contact the organisers directly with any queries.