A Playful City is composed of a multidisciplinary team who have been brought together by their shared passion for making a difference through meaningful consultation and playful design.
Aaron has worked for thirteen years in arts and community event management and is a founding member of Eek Arts Collective, Upstart, Upon A Tree and A Playful City. Aaron’s work has been recognised and awarded nationally as well as internationally as a founding member of Upstart. He was a core project manager on the internationally award-winning Granby Park.
With an honours degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, Marisa was awarded an international Fulbright fellowship to engage in a Masters of Arts in Design Practice at DIT to develop a platform for better connecting people through events. Marisa is also a director of Connect the Dots, an award-winning start-up specialised in people-first event design, backed by Enterprise Ireland.
Head of Design
Barry joined the A Playful City Team as lead designer in 2017. Barry is Head of Design and Assistant Head of School at the Dublin School of Creative Arts at DIT. Barry has been the principal of award winning design practices in Dublin. He has regularly lectured on his work to the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), National Gallery and National Craft Gallery amongst others