DER FAHRENDE RAUM FLUGSCHRIFT #4 ACTION SPACES. PLAY STRUCTURES AND THE CHILD PUBLIC
With contributions by Jakob Jakobsen, Madeleine Bernstorff, Fari Shams mit Richard Dattner und Paul Friedberg, Grisi Ganzer, Gerd Grüneisl, greater form, Leo Heinik, Ludwig Bader, Maximiliane Baumgartner.
Editors: Maximiliane Baumgartner, Ludwig Bader, Leo Heinik
Design: Ibrahim Öztaş
Release on 27 September 2020 from 3 to 7pm Uhr during DAS FEST IM FALSCHRUMENHAUS
In this issue of the Flugschrift, we explored how play structures can create a temporary and self-empowering public space for and by children. The title “Action
Spaces. Play Structures and The Child Public” brings together articles by various authors delving into this issue. They are contextualized by selected children’s productions from the 2019 action spaces of Fahrender Raum. Created in the SPAM action space, the fanzine Tilly’s Zauberlanden (Tilly’s Wonderlands) is like a backing track to every article in this issue of the Flugschrift. It is a reworking of the printed supermarket leaflets—these ones are from 2019—that land, unsolicited, in our letterboxes and stairwells. The fanzine can be considered as the extended form of a
play structure that creates opportunities for children and young people to express images and impressions of their environment in their own visual language.
In a stricter sense, play structures are some of the last collective and non-commercial facilities in the public sphere, the so-called commons. The conflicts over the arrangement of public space are brought to a head by the concept of autonomous play, which they facilitate through a delicate balancing act between participation and contribution by and with children and young people. Der Fahrende Raum’s mobile architecture also represents a play structure and artistic intervention in public space
that serves as a temporary foundation for the artistic negotiation of concepts of public space with children and young people in a neighborhood-specific context.