The Playful Ping-Pong Pavilion: Learning from Risky Experimentation in Real Time

Harriet Harriss


This short reflection on a student-designed pavilion for the London Festival of Architecture underscores the importance of pavilions in providing experimental and pedagogical spaces, where risk-taking is less encumbered by the minutiae of pragmatic considerations.

Keywords: pavilion, play, ping-pong, experimentation, pedagogy, student, festival.

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Biographical note

Harriet Harriss is a Visiting Academic at the Parsons New School in New York City and course leader for the MArchD in Applied Architectural Design at Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom.