PARK(ing) Day Vancouver


PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day Vancouver is on Friday, September 17, 2010. 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.

For the third year running, the Vancouver Public Space Network will be participating in PARK(ing) Day – a global adventure that sees parking space reclamation projects unfold in hundreds of cities around the world. You’re invited to join in the fun!

Rebar, the San Francisco design firm that conceived of the idea of PARK(ing) Day, describes it as follows: “PARK(ing) Day is strictly a non-commercial project, intended to promote creativity, civic engagement, critical thinking, unscripted social interactions, generosity and play.” The “rules” are fairly straightforward: parking spaces are temporarily transformed from a boring, 9×15 stall into something else – a greenspace, a picnic area, a lounge, an art studio… The variations that have been imagined are diverse, imaginative and exciting.

For more information, please visit: http://www.vancouverpublicspace.ca


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James Chung

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