We are working hard to makes "our plans come true". Writing request, grants, description of every part of our future Playground. But what is playground and why it's important ? This is short description of our brain storm title "Playground as a Common Space", and why we want work on it:
Of the ages common spaces were places where sociaties could create Their own identity, hierarchy and roles. The beggining of it we can find even in primary society, where people sits around the fireplace. They started is create Their rituals, language, behavior. Going much futher we have ancient Greece with Agora - place where government of Greece decide of the fate of the country.
Untill now we can find a lot examples of "Common Spaces" - parks, main squares of the cities or even school courts. In These places people can share Their emotion, spread ways of Their new ideas. Every strong cultures you created in "common places" - for example: Hip-Hop culture or community of sportsman. Every of this culture in this places has a possibility to mix and share. To create something new. But "common spaces" are not only for young generation. Also part of adult society has a creative opportunity to spending time. Talking, drinking coffe or playing chest (what is very popular for example in "City Garden" in the front of the National Theatre in Sofia).
The same roles has one small place in Pernik, exactelly almost in the middle of Ralitsa - what is part of the city. Now this place is destroyed and stolen, but if you will go around this place you can fill that the hearth of it is still warm. People still meeting there, having fun, and spending their free time. The soul is still there and we are sure: