Bernie DeKoven

The Faculty of Education at Manchester Metropolitan are delighted to invite you to spend a day with the renowned play theorist, Bernie DeKoven (see his TED talk here). The event will be an exploration of play in adulthood and promises to be a compelling mixture of theory, action, and play.

Places are free, but limited, and are available here. Book now to avoid disappointment!

Bernie DeKoven is the “founding father of play studies”. Creating the Games Preserve, the first centre for the exploration of games and play for adults. In 1978, De Koven published The Well-Played Game, which was re-released by MIT Press in 2013. His most recent book, A Playful Path, was published by Carnegie Mellon University ETC Press the following year. He makes his work publicly available through lectures and workshops and his two websites: http://aplayfulpath.com and http://deepfun.co