Occuplay Museums is a series of interventions designed to mobilize temporary playful takeovers of museums.
The intention of the Occuplay Museums project is to:
- Explore the potential for playfulness in existing museum spaces through real-life experimentation
- Generate critical debate and reflection around how play for play’s sake is allowed for in informal “learning” environments
- and to create spaces in museum where, as the late Stuart Lester put it, “temporarily life is a little more enjoyable for everybody”
Occuplay Museums was tested in 2018 in collaboration with the UK-based artist and museum worker Charlotte Derry.