Helle Nebelong

Danish Landscape Architect and Master of Public Management - Natural Playgrounds

She is a key pioneer of the natural playground movement and internationally recognized for her special philosophy and as a designer of nature play spaces where children thrive.

Based on her renowned playground design in Copenhagen celebrated Landscape Architect and author Helle Nebelong will share her focus on why it's essential that children are connected with nature and allowed to play not only in the so called 'risk-free', standardized playgrounds, which simplify play and teaches children a wrong lesson according to Nebelong. To prepare children to manage life and be strong, social and resilient individuals they need to practice in natural and asymmetrical playscapes. Helle will share her design ideas with asymmetrically shaped elements that forces children to develop the kinaesthetic sense used to find out how to move your body in a space, estimating distances, heights and risks. You will be surprised to learn that the recipe to draw children into adventures, exploration and imagination-driven free play is quite simple!

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Helle Nebelong