PARK(ing) Day 2011
This past Friday marked the 7th anniversary of PARK(ing) Day...
Occurring on the third Friday of September, PARK(ing) Day is an annual event that began with a single parking space in 2005 when Rebar, an interdisciplinary art and design studio, created the first installation in San Francisco. Since then, the event has grown as a platform for creative 'guerilla landscaping', as well as a venue for illustrating the need for public green space, civic participation, and thoughtful community development.
These creative interventions translate into visually intriguing and socially relevant commentaries on the need to reclaim the streets within urban areas, while promoting interaction and allowing us to rethink our concept of public space. The movement is now an international event, with over 30 countries and 183 cities engaged in the project last year, and it continues to grow.
So... here are a few images of our favorite PARK(ing) Day installations:
And, just for kicks, we thought we'd include an image of what (un)PARKing Day might look like below...
image: knstrct.comHave a great week!