Baltic Street Adventure Playground
Baltic Street Adventure Playground is a permanent child-led space where children can play freely and deeply, which is free to access, and where children are free to come and go as they choose. The site is looked after a group of three adults, who support the children in their play, cook food daily and provide warm and waterproof clothes to children from 6 to 12 years of age. The project grew out of public art commission undertaken by Assemble with a group of children from Dalmarnock, East Glasgow in 2013.
Baltic Street argues for the continued relevance of the adventure playground as a counterpoint to the pressures of modern urban childhood, believing they are still a refuge of simple but powerful set of ideas about both childhood and our relationship to our immediate environment.