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UNITE: Why Play?

June 22, 2017
6:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street

This summer, Design Museum San Francisco’s UNITE panel discussion will address the multiple meanings that reside in the question: Why Play? Play is an integral part in the lives of children everywhere, but how does play impact development in both children and adults alike? Join us for this interdisciplinary panel discussion that will uncover the many benefits of play in all of our lives. Our panel of experts include: - Jay Beckwith – Playground Designer - Missy Benson – Play Advocate, Playworld - Dr. Stuart Brown – Author & Founder, National Institute for Play - Moderator: Phil Ginsburg – General Manager, San Francisco Rec & Parks This panel discussion takes place at the San Francisco Public Library on the evening of June 22nd in the Koret Auditorium. Complete with light appetizers and a chance to experience Extraordinary Playscapes, UNITE: Why Play? also gives you the opportunity to contribute your own perspectives and questions during our audience Q&A. Doors open at 6:00 pm; Presentation begins at 6:30 pm. Curator tours of the exhibition will be available from 5:00 – 6:00pm. To register, visit this link: • • • UNITE is our evening panel discussion series with themes at the intersection of design and just about everything else. We set a theme and curate 4 panelists that each cover a different facet of that topic — our goal is to bring together a broad community of diverse people around design. The event begins with mingling and networking, after the panel discussion there is a question and answer segment that is always interesting.

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