Play: The Highest Form of Research

Play: The Highest Form of Research

“Play is the highest form of research” screams the neon pink scrawl on one of the walls of the Keepers Playground of Infinite Happiness.

Located on the ground floor of the National Design Centre, this playground is a “let loose and be-a child-again” wonderland.

Both art installation and retail experience, it is curated by Carolyn Kan (founder of Keepers and Carrie K.) and SKL0 (Founder, Creative Director of Project XIV, better known as Singapore’s Sticker Lady).

Now, there’s magic in finding curios yourself – or with the help of the friendly Keepers assistants who are everywhere.

But if you really must know now, here are the best bits:

  1. Play “HDB void deck” ping-pong in the two-story House of Happie.
  2. Reflect on your worldview while admiring the details of the monochrome paper city installation as it morphs into a garden of life and colour.
  3. Wish yourself out of the city. Meditate to waves lapping, rain drizzling, crickets buzzing and other auditory treats of nature.
  4. Stitch your mark on the community embroidery featuring our oh-so-well-known Singapore playgrounds.
  5. Close your eyes and savour Butterknife Folk’s interpretation of a national dish in an ice cream scoop.

How long has it been since you last played?

The Playground of Infinite Happiness runs until 5 August 2018 at National Design Centre from 11am to 9pm. To find out more, please visit the Keepers Playground of Infinite Happiness website.

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