International Pillow Fight Day


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One day in April when people all over the world pillow-fight! Started by the Urban Playground Movement a few years ago and now literally all over the world. Load your pillows!


Seniors singing #Split, Croatia

Music, Tradition

Seniors in Croatia gather every evening in summer on the same two benches by the sea and sing traditional Croatian songs. Many passer-byes stop and start singing-along for a song or two and then move on.
This picture captures the moment that actually inspired this whole project. Thanks to wonderful Caz Comino for the picture!

Orchestra of swings in a busy urban area #Montreal, Canada

New from Old, Play, Tradition

Who knew busy urban areas could be so much fun!

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Every spring, an interactive installation takes over a high-traffic area in Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles and sets a collective ritual. The installation offers a fresh look at the idea of cooperation, the notion that we can achieve more together than separately.

The result is a giant instrument made of 21 musical swings; each swing in motion triggers different notes, all the swings together compose a piece, but some sounds only emerge from cooperation.

The project stimulates ownership of the public space, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds, and creating a place for playing and hanging out in the middle of the city centre.

In order to allow for these collective moments to be shared around the world, a traveling version of the project with 10 Musical Swings is now available on tour. Contact us at for more information.


Backgammon and domino – everywhere! # Baku, Azerbaijan

Creative Misuse, Play, Tradition

Backgammon and domino are the most commonly played and most social games in Azerbaijan. Men spend hours playing slowly but with great enthusiasm and discussing everything from local grocery prices to global politics. Many different unthinkable object of urban environment become props for the game. On this picture, captured summer 2013, men in a park were using top of a trash can as a table – anything works!


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