Around 1,850 public playgrounds (Spielplätze) exist in Berlin.
The title of this book refers directly to the impossibility of exploring this reality in its entirety: the numbers are simply too large and the renovations and changing of equipment are far too frequent. The design and distribution of these distinct and beautiful places creates a network of protected environments which foster the harmonious development of the child as a person.
Simone Pierini - is a director of photography. He has worked on films, documentaries and various art projects travelling all over the world. He moved to Berlin from Rome at the beginning of the new millennium and recently returned to Italy, to Bologna. He is the lucky father of two boisterous children, with whom he has tested many of the playgrounds included in this guide.
Icons by Robert Samuel Hanson.
Contributions by Beatrice Vitali and Hannah Klein.