Temporary Urban Park
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Rebar is a collaborative group of creators, designers and activists based in San Francisco, "situated in the domains of environmental installation, urbanism and absurdity". One of their latest project is PARK(ing), an installation where car parking space is leased (by inserting coins at the meter) and reconverted into a relax area inlcuding grass and a tree.
PARK(ing) is an investigation into reprogramming a typical unit of private vehicular space by leasing a metered parking spot for public recreational activity.
Check out the site for pictures,of the instalation in St. Francisco. You can also download the "how to" manual in pdf and install a PARK(ing) at your own city.