BOOKS, WEBSITES, VIDEOS
A SIMPLER WAY
By Margaret Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1996). A Simpler Way invites us to consider the power of play to create change.
THE CARELESS SOCIETY
By John McKnight (Basic Books, 1995). McKnight offers a critique of how human service professionals are pushing out the problem-solving knowledge of communities.
CRADLE TO CRADLE: REMAKING THE WAY WE MAKE THINGS
By William McDonough and Michael Braungart (North Point Press, 2002). Learn more about waste and upcycling.
2012: THE GLOBAL GAME
Edgard Gouveia Júnior and friends are inventing a worldwide game that invites all of us to play to change the world. Visit Facebook page.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PLAY
The National Institute for Play is exploring how to bring the knowledge, practices and benefits of play into public life. Visit site.
The Berkana Institute has created a portal for upcyclers to share their ideas, practices and products. Visit site.
WARRIORS WITHOUT WEAPONS
Follow the Elos Institute as the share the stories of Warriors Without Weapons and the Oasis Game around the world. Visit site.
2007 WARRIORS WITHOUT WEAPONS
Watch six-minute excerpt about the jardim das crianças or watch full-length film here.
The Oasis Game spreads to India in 2010. Watch video.
TED TALK: JOHN HUNTER ON THE WORLD PEACE GAME
John Hunter explains how his World Peace Game engages schoolkids, and why the complex lessons it teaches — spontaneous, and always surprising — go further than classroom lectures can. Watch video.
TED TALK: STUART BROWN SAYS PLAY IS MORE THAN FUN
A pioneer in research on play, Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults — and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age. Watch video.