Join MODA at Colony Square on Monday, April 2 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and design some play into your day! Experience Urban Conga's Kit of Imagination from MODA's new exhibition, Designing Playful Cities, an exhibit focused on the importance of play for both kids and adults.
Urban Conga is a design firm focused on promoting community activity and social interaction through play. Much like a LEGO piece, Urban Conga’s Kit of Imagination includes 600 fluted polypropylene pieces that allows users to create, explore, and learn. The organic shapes and the varied sizes of pieces allow for endless possibilities. The kit can be used outdoors, indoors, throughout the city, in parks, at schools, or even in the workplace! So we invite you grab some pieces and try your hand at building something during your lunch hour!
This event is being hosted in tandem with Colony Square's first annual Farmer’s Market on The Square event of the season! So swing by the MODA booth to experience Urban Conga's Kit of Imagination and to build a creation of your own, and then munch on decadent local eats from our farmer neighbors.
This is free community event, and admission is not required. So pencil us in for lunch on Monday, and meet us at Colony Square!
About The Urban Conga's Kit of Imagination
Much like a LEGO piece, Urban Conga’s Kit of Imagination includes 600 fluted polypropylene pieces that allows users to create, explore, and learn. The organic shapes and the varied sizes of pieces allow for endless possibilities. The kit can be used outdoors, indoors, throughout the city, in parks, at schools, or even in the workplace! Grab some pieces and build something!
More on The Urban Conga
The Urban Conga was started by three architecture graduates looking for a way to create interactive installations that could begin to activate underutilized spaces within their city. The idea wasn't just to create something cool, but to create something that was functional. That specific function would be to bring play and activity into an area.
With the boom in technology causing us to become less social our public spaces are becoming more and more underutilized. We wanted to see how much of an impact play had not only on people but the spaces in which people were playing. So we decided to pack our bags and travel to 9 different cities across the United States. We traveled from Tampa, FL to Los Angeles, CA in an old station wagon that became one of our installations in it self by allowing people to draw and paint all over the car. Along the way we activated spaces with interactive toys, giant beach balls, swings, interactive projections, and had a lot of good conversations with amazing people on the topic of play. The impact we saw was not only the activation of underutilized spaces, but the ability to provide a platform for breaking down social barriers. This quickly helped us decide to continue on our path to create a more playable world. When we returned we decided to start developing permanent installations and focused on working with other businesses to promote the importance of play!