‘This is our treehouse’: investigating play through a practice architectures lens

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This article explores a child-led project of building a treehouse through the theory of practice architectures. It draws on video data collected by 13 children wearing microcameras (GoPro) in a multicultural Australian primary school. The data was co-analysed with the children. The article illuminates how play practices emerge, diffuse, persist and/or disappear with time. This knowledge is needed to understand the different facets of free play and build enabling conditions for its unfolding.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-203
Number of pages17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • practice architectures
  • free play
  • video
  • practice theory
  • praxiography
  • lifespan of practices

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