idea for the children's forest has started a long time ago and is an answer on
the urbanization of the Western world.
In the urban areas
of the Western world there is less place for children to play and to discover
the world outside the private home and school. There is no space, because
everywhere are houses, roads, offices, shopping malls and the rest is arranged
for free time.
To grow up it is necessary to have all kind of experiences and for young
children is playing the way they discover the world, themselves and their
relation to it.
In Saksala we are creating places where children can play on their own way. Not playing as a game, or like adults wants to do, but in a way free. In the forest are coming places where children can build, sit, rest, fight, play the games they can do.
The world is real and the trees cannot clicked away like in the computer.
The children's forest will be from all the children who have, are or are going
to build in it.