PARK(ing) Day 2012 Brainstorm

Last September, Impromptu Playground (Jeff, Katelyn, Kelly, myself, with help from Emily) took over a parking spot in the Byward Market and transformed it into a temporary place of play as part of PARK(ing) Day 2011. Our park was a hit and featured in local media including an interview on CBC’s All in a Day.

This year, PARK(ing) Day 2012 is scheduled for Friday, September 21st. It would be great to build on last year’s success and possibly get several teams organized and working together.

I would like to hold a brainstorming session sometime in the next couple of weeks to gauge interest, availability, and of course to hash out some concept and design ideas. If you are interested in participating, please contact me or leave a message in the comment section by Friday August 3rd and I will arrange the first brainstorm session.

PARK(ing) Day is “open-source” user-generated projects by independent groups around the globe to champion creative, social or political causes that are relevant to their local urban conditions. The original PARK(ing) Day was created in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio.

  1. Sarah Gelbard said:

    Just thought of a great idea. Can’t wait to share it with everyone and get your feedback.

    Still time to let me know you’re interested.

  2. Sarah Gelbard said:

    Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be much interest or at least not enough availability to commit time. I’m going to continuing thinking about it and may pursue a small-scale solo-project but please let me know if decide you want to get involved.

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