Thursday, August 27, 2009

Parking Day

Forwarded to us from Caroline Majors. Thanks Caroline!
PARK(ing) Day 2009 is Friday, September 18th!

Originally created by Rebar, San Francisco art and design collective, PARK(ing) Day is an annual, one-day, global event where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks.
Anyone can participate in PARK(ing) Day, though it is strictly a non-commercial project, intended to promote creativity, civic engagement, critical thinking, unscripted social interactions, generosity and play.
some park(ing) day videos: http://parkingdayla.com/
park(ing) day “how-to” guide: http://parkingdaynyc.org/help
here’s a park(ing) day in Cincinnati: http://www.cincinnatiparkingday.blogspot.com/
official website: http://www.parkingday.org/
map of cities participating: http://www.communitywalk.com/san_francisco/ca/parking_day_2009_map/map/369376

1 comment:

trudeau said...

Love it. Outrageous by local standards.

I'm envisioning a park on a platform board that spans the roof racks of, say, 6 Suburban-type vehicles. Party atop the SUV's.