Todd Lehman of Cre8Play, along with eight other speakers gave his TEDx Talk at Reawaken on April 29th. TEDx Talks were held the Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus. This TEDx Event was the most attended they’ve had to date. Todd spoke on his childhood and describes how he was involved in play design as early as his elementary years. He spoke on what shaped his vision for play design as a young child raised in the industry and his reawakened vision for the future of immersive play design. Here is a sneak peak- some quotes and photos from the presentation. Stay tuned for the Full TEDx Talk video to be released in July!
“…In the ’60’s the space race began ~ it inspired our nation. We created amazing places that brought communities together. …People played and spent time together. These were incredible structures. And then in the 80’s the lawyers took over. Playground standards and regulations were implemented and Playgrounds became dull… and boring….once iconic playgrounds have since been removed and….”