The mission :
PARK(ing) Day is an 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!
Our team worked about a way to provide and share happiness, and smile, using the car park space. People were free to come in this space, to take a seat, discuss, share, and simply write on a CD good memories or anything making them happy , then they had to fix the CD on the wall.
I was really surprised by the number of people taking part to this event. More than 300 memories collected at the end of the journey. Park(ing) Day was definitely an amazing experience with an excellent group cohesion!