The original PARK(ing) installation by Rebar. San Francisco, 2005.En Barcelona no vamos a participar hoy. Esperemos que pronto, sin embargo, vamos a ver más y más de estas grandes acciones en nuestras calles … In Barcelona we will not be participating today. Hopefully soon though, we will see more and more of these great actions on our streets…
PARK(ing) Day is an annual, worldwide event that invites citizens everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good.
San Francisco PARK(ing) Day 2006
PARK(ing) Day 2007 NYC (Nuevo Yorka) (en español)
Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time.
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. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.
The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!
NEW! 2011 PRESS KIT (includes Press Release, prior press coverage, Rebar profile, and press images)
NEW! 2011 Rebar Press Release – the official Rebar press release. [PDF]
What type of barcelona could these actions lead to: A Transition Vision For Barcelona City