The latest news from Street Trainers around the world

Tim Gill, 2008 author of No Fear: Growing up in a risk averse society, formerly director of Play England praises Street Training

Submitted by Lottie on Mon, 2014-04-21 11:47

“Jacobs’ paradigmatic ‘place of socialization’ is the busy, lively sidewalk of a downtown city street – as poetically described in ‘the ballet of Hudson Street’ a much-anthologized lyrical evocation of her own neighbourhood in Lower Manhattan. By hilights, the secluded, largely unpopulated spaces within Sceaux Gardens would seem desperately unstimulating. Yet by comparison with what is on offer to many of London’s children, the young residents of Sceaux Gardens are well provided for.

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Vincenzo Ruggiero, Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Crime and Conflict Research Centre, Middlesex University, UK. praises Street Training

Submitted by Lottie on Mon, 2014-04-21 11:45

“Play-fighting, sliding down handrails or running up down escalators are among other acts epitomising less leisure, which is ‘part of the cycle of productive behaviour’, than pure ‘glorious waste’. Street Training provides manuals containing a wide variety of advice on how to be safe and joyful on the streets. Polemically, it responds to the notion that unless young people are engaged in structured activities or acting as mini consumers, they may cause trouble.

Gothenburg here we Come!

Submitted by Lottie on Wed, 2014-01-22 12:05

Street Training Goes back to Sweden! We have been invited to talk and perhaps play with the MA in Child Culture design at the University of Gothenburg. A lot has happened on the streets since we were invited to take part in a series of talks at the Royal College of Art in Stockholm 2004.