About Gerlev


– a centre for research and knowledge on play

Gerlev is a knowledge center for playful movement culture. Through the past four decades, Gerlev has been involved in academic research about the nature and history of play in collaboration with what is now known as University of Southern Denmark. The centre also includes a large out-door park, Gerlev Playpark, specifically intended for experiencing end experimenting with playful activities, and the playful approach to movement is well integrated into the affilated Gerlev Sports Academy. In this sense, our knowledge and experience with play is by no means limited to the theoretical and historical perspectives – we put play into practice.

Our mission is to share the intrinsic joy of play and create opportunity for playful activity in Denmark and worldwide.

We do this, in part, by working with our international partners to create projects and international platforms for playful movement culture.

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