Playing can be used as a common language and as a tool to produce new interactions that can generate new behaviors. Creating toys from architectural projects was a medium to foster interest in learning about the architecture practice while explaining concepts like modularity, flexibility, and repetition.

We play They play is a series of wood toys and pedagogic exercises that are part of a traveling exhibition. It introduces the public into a collaborative design methodology that includes playing as the main tactic to generate agreements between all the actors involved in an architecture project.

These research and exhibition design are a reflection about architecture as a dynamic element in constant transformation by the user, that through participative and inclusive design processes can be built, reproduced and embraced.


Project developed as director of research and concept design at el Equipo Mazzanti.

Designed by Carlos MedellĂ­n, Lucia Lanzoni, Eugenia Concha, Enrique Cavelier and Giancarlo Mazzanti