The Serious Business of Playfulness
'The ability to play is critical not only to being happy, but also to sustaining social relationships and being a creative, innovative person.'
– Stuart Brown
Daniel Teitelbaum is an educator and freelance producer. Previously he was Head of Content at The School of Life in Australia and prior to that made up part of the strategy team at Small Giants. Daniel spent his younger days in youth leadership and informal education, running weekly programs and seasonal camps for primary and high school children for youth led organisations, where he learnt first hand how important play is for healthy emotional and intellectual development.
Dara Simkin considers herself a play pioneer and supports professionals, entrepreneurs and change-makers with finding more connection, innovation and creativity in their work. A true kid at heart, she believes play is something we should never lose. She is in the business of transcending the work-play dualism, to make room for purpose and mastery in the workplace. As a facilitator, she brings a unique energy and enthusiasm to create a safe, supportive and playful space. Dara studied communications and theatre and has a background in marketing and event management.
ABOUT SPECIAL EVENTS
Leading writers, economists, historians, philosophers, psychologists, artists and other thinkers offer provocation, inspiration and consolation in the form of advice for living better. Speakers for this strand have been invited by The School of Life to present their own material. Session formats will vary depending on the subject.