My name is Mathias & I’m a play activist who believe that we, the people of the play community, can change the world with a playful attitude. I have been radicalized in recent years, resisting the “politics of necessity”, insisting instead on humanism, participatory democracy, decency, hope and dreams.

I fundamentally believe play is essential to fully embracing life, and I think playful people are better equipped to live in this strange, complex world.

I founded the CounterPlay festival to create a diverse, international play community that could inspire a movement towards a more playful society. Out of that grew the national Danish Play Think Tank and a number of other, related experiments.

I give talks, host workshops, advise, design and run projects, write and will generally get excited about any initiative that might contribute to making the world more playful.

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