This Friday, September 18th, parking spots around downtown Austin will be transformed into activated parklets for the public to enjoy. 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, or temporary public places. The project started in 2005 in downtown San Francisco, by Rebar – an art and design studio. Since then, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.
Austin-based architecture firm dwg. has teamed up with a great group of designers, city employees and students to transform the parking spots directly in front of their studio and Lavazza coffee shop, between 9th and 10th streets on the west side of Congress Avenue. Stop by at any time of the day on the 18th to enjoy their handy work and be a part of Park(ing) Day!