In the present time when words like separatism and isolation are all too familiar, The Play Ground is a celebration of the family in all its forms. It explores themes of play and childhood, community and connection.

The first issue of The Play Ground has drawn together a network, to make links between people in different times and places, it proposes an international perspective and explores sites for discussion.

We present you with different viewpoints from Haiti to London, from Paris to Mongolia. The scope of The Play Ground is multi-generational and includes contributions from people aged 4 to 90 – revealing the unimportance of age and the importance of the creative record.