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Episode 7: The Power of Play with Wei Wei Shannon Gluckman

Mya Dunlop

In this episode we sit down Wei Wei Shannon Gluckman, founder of Playable Design, discuss the power of play and unpack why play is an integral part of our educational journeys.

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Wei Wei Shannon Gluckman is an architect, curator, builder, writer, philanthropist, and mom.

Born in Beijing, China, Wei Wei moved to St. Louis, Missouri when she was 13, and studied architecture at Rennsslaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.

While living in New York, Wei Wei co-founded People’s Architecture Foundation, a non-profit that seeks to strengthen the connection between China and the United States. The Foundation, through publications, exhibits, and forums, encourages creative expression and generates new ideas across architecture, urbanism, and the arts.

In 2012, inspired by LEGO systems, Wei Wei created Playable Design, a cultural and educational incubator that inspires people to imagine, build, and express through productive, open, and social play. At Playable Design, we design, build, and implement play in schools, museums, and retail outlets through LEGO inspired courses, play-workshops and models.

Today, Wei Wei lives in Shanghai with her husband Andrew and two lovely children, Kai and Kexin. 


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