A game to teach fair and non-gendered use of space

School playgrounds play an indirect role in reinforcing patterns of exclusion based on gender. Often, a central part of the playground will be allocated for boys to play sports games that require a lot of space, while girls will place themselves in small groups in the surrounding area. Pazapa is a game that aims to address gendered use of space at an early age, teaching children about respectful coexistence. Colourful tiles are used to divide up the playground, first as a board game and later in real space, inviting children to discuss and agree on how to share their play area in a fair way.

Célia Ferrer

  • Célia Ferrer
    L’École de Design Nantes Atlantique

    After a bachelor's degree in product design, Célia continued her studies at the École de design Nantes Atlantique with the Social and Health program, which gave her the opportunity to study sexism and gender issues and write a thesis on “gender-based violence in urban areas”. After the validation of her diploma, Célia founded Marpesia Design, an agency that aims to tackle social discrimination issues through design. She is currently working on a research project on the role of design in dealing with public service issues, focusing on the access to healthcare, directed by Clémence Montagne (head of the Care Design Lab in Nantes). Meanwhile, she works with Edith Maruéjouls (geographer specialized in sexism) on how to create gender-neutral spaces for thirteen colleges in southwestern France. She also intends to pursue her work on Pazapa.more

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