Jiànzi Jam by frida&frank ft YCC
Play is one of the most important ways of activating public spaces, as well as inspiring cross-cultural learning. One could even call it pla(y)cemaking—and to bring it into the courtyard, frida&frank, together with the Youth Collaborative for Chinatown, will be showcasing some of the pla(y)cemaking work they have been doing through ping-pong, mahjong, Chinese chess, and more. We invite people of all ages and backgrounds to come together in making jiànzi "shuttlecocks", which can easily be crafted with everyday materials. Traditionally a Chinese folk game, this little toy has a way of encouraging play, aerobic exercise, and concentration through finding the precise moment in which to kick it into the air. We hope that people will take their jiànzi and enliven public spaces throughout the city after shaping the courtyard.