Designing for Play in New Nordic Childhood

BIN Norden 2020 Conference

21 – 23 October 2020


Conference start: 9:00 AM on 21 October in LEGO House, Billund

Conference end: 5:00 PM on 23 October at Univercity College, Copenhagen


Bustransportation from Billund to Copenhagen on 22 October afternoon included in the conference fee.



21 – 22 October 2020:

LEGO House in Billund

Ole Kirks Plads 1

7190 Billund



23 October 2020:

University College Copenhagen

Humletorvet 3

1799 København


The recognition of the importance of play in childhood is deeply rooted in the Nordic research on child culture. At the same time, it is increasingly difficult to maintain the advocacy for play only driven by the participants without adult facilitation.


Designing for Play in New Nordic Childhood will explore how it is possible to design for play and initiating a discussion on how we can insist on the qualities of play from the perspective of the participants.


The BIN Norden 2020 Conference takes place in Collaboration with Design School Kolding, Playful Learning Programme, University College Copenhagen, LEGO House and Billund Kommune. 

Day 1 and 2 of the conference will be held in LEGO House in Billund. Day 3 will be held at the University College Copenhagen.


The conference is aimed at researchers, educators and others with an interest in design, play, education, and child culture research.

Students with relevant research projects are also encouraged to submit contributions to the conference.


The aim of the Nordic conference is to strengthen the Nordic community on child culture research and promote the formation of a Nordic network of researchers bringing child culture research and design research together.



Normal:   DKK 3.995,00

Students: DKK 1.995,00


Includes all catering & bus transportation to Copenhagen on 22 October.

Does not include other travel and accomodation.



Mathias Poulsen

Research Assistant | LAB for Play & Design

Designskolen Kolding

Ågade 10

DK-6000 Kolding



Mobile: +45 25 78 41 25


Designskolen Kolding - Ă…gade 10 - 6000 - Kolding - 76305551 -