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August 24, 2022
33 min 20 sec

Free play and developing a philosophy of openness (part one)

About this episode

Cas Holman is a toy designer and play advocate who has spent her entire career creating products that encourage openness and free play. She has worked with Rockwell Group, has been a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, and was recently featured on Netflix's Abstract: The Art of Design.

In our two-part conversation with Cas, we explore what we mean when we say "free play", some of the reasons why humans tend to create categories for what play is and what it should look like, and how we, as adults, can develop a philosophy of openness in adulthood.

To find out more about Cas' work, you can visit her website at:

This project is funded through a grant with the Tennessee Department of Human Services and Signal Centers, Inc.

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