Category Archives: streets

Park(ing) Day

Today is Park(ing) Day 2008. Groups around the world will turn parking spaces into temporary public parks.

San Francisco art collective REBAR first created “PARK(ing)” in 2005 to re-imagine the potential of the metered parking space. In 2006, in collaboration with TPL, REBAR founded “PARK(ing) Day”: a global exploration of the creative potential of streets.

Here’s a video from Park(ing) Day NYC 2006:

SFZero Profiled by WSJ

The Wall Street Journal put together this profile of SFZero.

SFZero is a Collaborative Production Game. Players build characters by completing tasks for their groups and increasing their Score. The goals of play include meeting new people, exploring the city, and participating in non-consumer leisure activities.

Cool project and a nice video, but we’re not sure why the WSJ scored the video with such annoying music.

Bodies in Urban Spaces

via Design Boom:

art director willi dorner and photographer lisa rastl have collaborated on two project combining humans in odd formations and unusual locations. ‘hängende gärten’ and ‘bodies in urban spaces’ both set out to explore the “relationship between body, space and architecture”. the urban based series was created as a set of human sculptures which were spread throughout the city of vienna. the artist has effectively transformed the human body into form, a complete reversal from the classical convention of creating the human form from a material.

You can see more photos here.