" Popup Playground – Michael Darfler
Michael Darfler

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Popup Playground

Creating play in an abandoned lot
2012 | Philadelphia, PA

Principal | Public Workshop
Role | Design and fabrication


Over the course of two exhausting weeks, Public Workshop helped the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society activate an empty lot in Center City Philadelphia by building an adventure playground designed and built by teens and adults

As part of PHS’s Pop-Up Gardens with funding from Design Philadelphia, passersby were invited to participate in the design and building of space for play, relaxation, and exploration unlike any other in Philadelphia.