Play Days #2 – Plasticity: Playthings and Playspaces


June 20, 2019 - June 22, 2019




Open To Public

Play Days is a series of events created by Toyi to bring play advocates together for discussions about current issues concerning play and to create an environment in which everyone can contribute to the solutions with their own unique advocacy methods.


The second edition of the Play Days event series will be held on 20 and 22 June with the partnership of Toyi, ATÖLYE, and Plasticity. The panel will take place on June 20 and it will explore toys in Turkey in the last 50 years and the changes up for discussion. At the end of the event, participants will discuss the current issues in the field of play and craft their own advocacy messages.


The exhibition will be held on June 22, Plasticity students will exhibit the toys that they’ve designed. After the exhibition, the workshop invites the participants to play together. The workshop, which is open to participants of all ages, will provide participants a place to experience different play processes and toys and generate new plays.*





20 June 2019

19:30 – 20:30 Play Talks

Moderator: Avşar Gürpınar – Istanbul Bilgi University Industrial Design Department Faculty Member


Fatoş İnhan – Founder of Fatoş Oyuncakları

Elif Atmaca – Co-founder of Toyi and Designer


20:30 – 21:00 Play Meet-Up

We believe everyone has something they can do to support the child’s right to play. Whoever finds their own way of advocating play in their personal life: a teacher putting efforts in creating a play-friendly school, an auntie taking time to play with her niece, a parent requesting genderless marketing in toy stores… We call them Toyi Play Advocates. Join us to share your advocacy story!


22 June 2019 

10:00 – 14:00 Workshop

14:00 – 18:00 Exhibition