Playgrounds: Conquering Public Spaces
Playgrounds are spaces with equipment dedicated to children’s leisure, where they can develop motor and social skills. However, these spaces are new to our cultures and cities and emerge from the recognition of childhood as a fundamental stage of human development.
Society did not respect childhood until the middle of the 19th century. Children represented a large quorum of workers during the industrial revolution. We learned the importance of protecting children from the revolutionary ideas of the Left wing, which guided workers’ movements at the turn of the century and fought for better living and working conditions.