HEZI. Conference on the renaturalisation of school playgrounds

HEZI. Conference on the renaturalisation of school playgrounds



A series of conferences and meetings on the renaturalisation of school playgrounds. Based on initiatives that are already taking place in the Basque Country and elsewhere, the EAI-IAE will seek to become a meeting point and forum for debate with agents from all these projects. The aim is for all these initiatives to be presented globally as a trend that is already being implemented in educational spaces and to catalyse their convergence for the emergence of new projects.

18th April. Conference on the renaturalisation of school playgrounds

Attendance will be open to administrations, schools and any other agent interested in these processes. At the moment, places are full, but you can join the waiting list by sending an email to edu@eai.eus.


  • 9:00 – 9:15. Reception and registration of participants
  • 9:15 – 9:30. Opening and presentation of the day
  • 9:30 – 10:15. Schoolyard and nature: a pedagogical project of the unbuilt space. Virginia Navarro (Cuartocreciente)
  • 10:15 – 10:30. BERdeaPIZTU Project. Lucía Peña, Department of Maintenance and Urban Services, Parks and Gardens section, San Sebastian City Council.
  • 10:30 – 11:15. Educational community and transformation of school spaces: ‘BERdeaPIZTU’, ‘Maestra de Obra’ and ‘Eskoola’ projects. Fermín Blanco (Lupo System).
  • 11:15- 11:45. Break
  • 11:45 – 12:45. The naturalisation of school playgrounds as elements of the city’s green system. Eneko Ramírez de la Piscina, Environmental Studies Centre of the City Council of Vitoria-Gasteiz; Alejandro González (Nondik Lab).
  • 12:45 – 13:10. The user experience.
  • 13:10 – 13:30. Reflections and conversation with the public. Closing of the morning session.
  • 13:30 – 15:00. Lunch break
  • 15:00 – 15:15. Start and presentation of the afternoon session
  • 15:15 – 16:00. The renaturalisation of schools: A tool for resilience in the face of climate change. Mamen Artero (El Globus Vermell).
  • 16:00 – 16:45. Project for the renaturalisation of the Orduña school playground. A vision from permaculture. Ivan Tellaetxe (Hedera and Asociación Maïa Permacultura).
  • 16:45 – 17:50 Round table: Mamen Artero, Fermín Blanco, Virginia Navarro, Ivan Tellaetxe and Alejandro Gónzalez.
  • 17:50 – 18:00 Closing and closure of the day.

Free attendance.

COMPLETE. Waiting list: