Friday, September 18, 2015

king for a day (or forever?): PARK(ing) Day


PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists 
collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into "PARK(ing)" spaces: temporary public places. 

The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking 
space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global 
movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of 
guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world. 

The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate 
around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until
the meter runs out!

Read all about it                             The Parking Day Manual (PDF)





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