The group Recreándonos, Centre for the Promotion and Research on Play, Recreation, Cultural and Community Work, organizes this study colloquium to explore cultural and institutional dimensions of recreation.

The event is supported by the group Permanent Forum of Free Time and Recreation (Foro Permanente de Tiempo Libre y Recreación), formed by professionals from Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Venezuela and Uruguay. The Forum was created 22 years ago and it led the elaboration of the “Charter of Montevideo” (in Spanish) in 2005, on the occasion of the 1st International Congress on Play, Recreation and Free Time, which gathered 1.000 people from around the world in the Uruguayan capital. The Charter is a joint declaration claiming for the values of play, recreation, and free time in the region.

This event is highly recommendable to learn more about the specifics of recreation in Uruguay and the South American region.

Photo credit: Montevideo by David Almeida on Flickr CC BY 2.0