OX4D Plays provided a community-driven solution to integrate play into everyday life and unexpected places.

OX4D Plays

The CDRC received one of 50 grants awarded through the KaBOOM! Play Everywhere Challenge, out of over 1,000 entries. The Challenge awarded grants to the best replicable, scalable innovations in city redevelopment and design that help make play easy, available and fun for kids and families. OX4D Plays is located at Oxford Place Apartments, a Houston Housing Authority owned complex in the Northline neighborhood. The project was a collaboration with artist Carrie Schneider, Avenue, the Houston Housing Authority, University of Houston AIAS Freedom by Design, five teen interns from Oxford Place, and residents.  

Design Team:   Susan Rogers, Director; Carrie Schneider, Artist; Adelle Main, Tran Le, Barbara Venegas; AIAS Freedom by Design University of Houston; HTX




Play Everywhere Playbook


Play Everywhere Gallery

Houston Chronicle

“Teens add their personalities to play area of Houston housing complex” Brooke A. Lewis, Houston Chronicle, January 14, 2017.

MIT Press

Featured in the following books: 

Aesthetics Equals Politics: New Discourses across Art, Architecture, and Philosophy, Edited by Mark Foster Gage

Duke Press

Captivating Technology: Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life, Edited by Ruha Benjamin