BMa created a temporary mini-park across the street from our office in celebration of Park(ing) Day 2015. Two on street parking spaces were temporarily reclaimed from vehicles for this yearly global event. From Park(ing) Day’s website: “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!”
BMa will see you again on September 16, 2016 for the next Park(ing) Day. Stop by Market Street if you’re in town and enjoy our contribution of public space.