The mechanics of play are a product of people’s perceptive and performative abilities and of the specific physical contexts where they act and interact. It is easy enough to think, speak and write of urban space in the abstract, claiming that it is a site of freedom and believing that urban life is characteristically and distinctively diverse and intense and full of novelty. These concepts attain concreteness when they are produced through people’s bodily experiences of other people and other people’s activities within actual spaces (Lefebvre 1991b).