The Serious Business of Playfulness: 2-day event
Jul
7
to Jul 8

The Serious Business of Playfulness: 2-day event

We are teaming up with The School of Life to create a special 2-day event for the Serious Business of Playfulness workshop.

In this two-day workshop we will explore the biology and neuroscience of play and why this apparently ‘purposeless’ activity serves a very important evolutionary role. We will discover why, after our basic needs of survival are met, humans are hard-wired to spontaneously play. We will learn how to integrate different types and states of play into our lives in order to regain perspective, build on our creativity and develop a stronger sense of self.

**Please note each session is from 10am - 4pm on both days, this is not an overnight event.

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NIDAnights Pause II Play
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

NIDAnights Pause II Play

In Melbourne, we are always on the move. Crowned the most liveable city in the world seven times in a row, the city boasts a strong economy, smart infrastructure and a bustling social life. However, the rating glosses over our reality of never being able to pause. When we have no time to pause, we have no time to play.

Utilising concepts from improvisation games, theatre olympics, play science and Lego design, this workshop will show you how you can rethink and redesign what you do using the power of play.

The study of ‘play’ hasn’t been taken very seriously, ever, and yet it is the primary way that humans and animals learn to engage with their environment, their body, inanimate objects and other animals. It is how we learn to navigate and manipulate our physical environment and how we learn to relate to others. When we aim to create new things or find innovations in the work we do, we take a playful approach; remaining open, flexible and highly engaged with what we are doing.

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