Cas Holman

President
Heroes Will Rise, Inc.

Cas Holman is a Providence and Brooklyn based designer and educator. Her designs explore the intersection of play, learning and creativity and are used in K-12 classrooms, playgrounds, children’s museums, and public parks around the world.
Through her company Heroes Will Rise, she designs and manufactures tools for imagination that use
manipulatable parts and pieces inspiring constructive play, imaginative forms, and cooperative interactions between people. Abstract in their identity, these tool/toys encourage children and adults to imagine the origin and story of the toy as well as how to use it. “What is it?” and “What does it do?” are answered through playing with intuitive details, play prompts, and semiotic clues, making the instructions implicit in the tool/toy.
Cas prototypes her playthings on five acres known as Camp Fun. She travels the globe to collaborate with thought and industry leaders in early education, curriculum design, public open space, and childhood advocacy.



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