Squish Space

Sensory play for children under five

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Discover, touch, play and learn in our new Squish Space.

We are delighted to announce that we are extending the Squish Space residency, bringing a new season of play to the space in June 2019 and continuing our work with Squish Space creators India Harvey & Lisa Marie Bengtsson until spring 2020. 

In this new season of Squish Space, Lisa & India invite you to explore the possibility that play has no beginning or end, instead we are constantly engaged in the flow of interaction and exchange with children at play. Squish Space will be filled with items that help adults and children explore the communication of play together, as the season progresses we expect the space evolve with new activities exploring interaction, collaboration and the urgency of play. 
 

Please note Squish Space has limited capacity and is busiest between 11am–12pm each day, especially on Friday mornings. Visitors may experience a wait at peak times.

Photography credit: Sharron Wallace

Squish Space is produced by artists India Harvey and Lisa Marie Bengtsson in collaboration with Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning. 

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The creators

Squish Space is produced by India Harvey & Lisa Marie Bengtsson in collaboration with Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning. 

India is an artist, playworker and researcher. India’s current work is toward developing a kind of sociology of the senses based on participant’s interaction and intent when working with new and unusual materials.

Lisa is a designer and works across the disciplines and has a distinctive competence in the field of child culture and co-design with children. Lisa own company Form For Fun and her work focuses on interior, form and space for children’s play activities. 

Opening times

Squish Space is open on the following weekdays from 10am–4pm: 

Friday 19 July
Sunday 21 July

Monday 22 July
Wednesday 24 July
Thursday 25 July
Friday 26 July

Wednesday 31 July

Thursday 1 August 
Friday 2 August

Monday 5 August
Tuesday 6 August
Wednesday 7 August
Thursday 8 August
Friday 9 August

Monday 12 August
Tuesday 13 August
Wednesday 14 August
Thursday 15 August
Friday 16 August

Monday 19 August 
Tuesday 20 August
Wednesday 21 August
Thursday 22 August
Friday 23 August

Monday 26 August
Tuesday 27 August
Wednesday 28 August
Thursday 29 August
Friday 30 August
 

Please note more dates to be released throughout the year. 

Friday mornings feature Rhymetime from 11.30-12pm, hosted by the Barbican Children’s Library.

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