[NetBehaviour] PARK(ing)

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Feb 28 18:14:29 CET 2006


a temporary urban park

The initial PARK(ing) intervention occurred on November 16, 2005 from 
noon until 2 p.m., without incident or interference from any level of 
institutional authority. Sort of makes you wonder what else you can do 
in a parking space . . .

Providing temporary public open space in a privatized part of town. One 
of the more critical issues facing outdoor urban human habitat is the 
increasing paucity of space for humans to rest, relax, or just do nothing.

For example, more than 70% of San Francisco's downtown outdoor space is 
dedicated to the private vehicle, while only a fraction of that space is 
allocated to the public realm.

Feeding the meter of a parking space enables one to rent precious 
downtown real estate, typically on a 1/2 hour to 2 hour basis. What is 
the range of possible occupancy activities for this short-term lease?


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