Activities 2002


Playgrounds and Toys

In 2002, during the month of February the Playgrounds and Toys were exhibited at the Museo Cantonale d'Arte in Lugano. In November, a selection of models by six Indian artists and designers were presented in New Delhi with the inauguration of a full-scale, fully-functional playground.

In December 5th the exhibition was presented in the Italian Cultural Institute in London,39 Belgrave sq.

In 2002, Playgrounds &Toys entered its second phase, involving the construction of playgrounds and toys in real scale for different schools:


- In January 2002, in collaboration with the Greek Ministry of Culture, the playground of the Brazilian artist, Fabiana de Barros was built for a gypsy camp near Athens.


- In November 2002, Art for The World inaugurated at the Deepalaya School in Kalkaji, New Delhi, India the playgrounds of the artists Fabrice Gygi, Joseph Kosuth and Edgard Soares.

Joseph Kosuth, Puzzle

Simultaneously, Playgrounds & Toys were enriched with six models by artists and designers based in New Delhi: Samit Das, Subodh Gupta, Bharti Kher, Sheila Makhijani, Rajeev Sethi and Vivan Sundaram. These new models for playgrounds and toys were also presented at the opening at the Deepalaya School on the morning of November 12th.

Art for The World has chosen Deepalaya School for the site of the first construction of a playground in India. Deepalaya is an NGO which builds schools in North India specifically for the free education of children from the neighbouring slum communities. Their school in Kalkaji Extension, opened in 2000, has approximately 700 students presently attending.


November 2002

Fabrice Gygi

Playground, Deepalaya School, Kalkaji Extension

New Delhi, India

November 2002

Edgard Soares

Goal!, Deepalaya School, Kalkaji Extension

New Delhi, India

November 2002

Joseph Kosuth

Puzzle, Deepalaya School, Kalkaji Extension

New Delhi, India



Playgrounds for John Kirakossian School, Yerevan, Armenia


Projects by:

Andreas Angelidakis,

Chrisanne Stathachos

Stefano Boccalini


Architectural landscape by Andreas Angelidakis

Andreas Angelidakis, Armenak Project 2002