Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Parking Day-Holloway

My Three words for Parking day is BBQ, Park Bench, and gathering spot.I do not usually go to the park but i did go this summer for a small friends gathering. it was just a great place to see every one again. we had bbq for lunch, and everyone gathered around catching up on old times or just to talk about whats been happening.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What it means to me.

For me, what is important about a park is just getting out of the house and enjoying nature. When outside, we can enjoy the sounds of birds, trees moving, and people enjoying themselves outside, too. A park is a place where people can just take a breath and enjoy a nice walk or sit in the grass and get away from the world.

During my summer trip in NYC, a group had
put out
pianos all
over the city for people to just sit
down and play. It didn't matter that there was a random piano out in the open, people came up to it and either played the piano or listened to someone playing along.

Along with playing, just getting to use the resources in parks to play around is nice. There was this park in the Chinatown in Manhattan where, not only were there swings, but the open grass area was where a lot of people went out to play badminton.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Golden Gate [X]press : Students get early spots for PARK(ing) Day

SF State put on their second annual PARK(ing) Day on Sept. 16 to raise awareness of the advantages that more public spaces can create.

Design and Industry students, along with students from other SF State organizations, turned five different parking spaces into temporary parks.

With venues in Centennial Walkway, Tapia Drive, Holloway Avenue, the quad and the fifth level of the parking structure, students and faculty were able to experience parking structures as areas of recreation and fun.

"It's a statement," senior Kyle Kryska said. "It's a worldwide statement that one day we can reclaim these parking spaces for public use."

Golden Gate [X]press : Students get early spots for PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day - Tapia

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

We're in the news!

Students plan campus oases for PARK(ing) Day

Sept. 7, 2010 -- SF PARK(ing) Day, an annual event meant to inspire city dwellers to consider alternative forms of transportation by converrting parking spaces into temporary parks, will be observed on campus Sept. 16, one day before the national observation on Sept. 17. Design and Industry students will create five oasis-like spots providing games and relaxation.

Read the article

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Kate Collett: Quad Concepts

Here are my initial sketches and my concept drawing for the Quad space. Since our space is not actually a parking spot, I wanted to make it clear that we are part of PARK(ing) day, and play on the irony of incorporating elements from a car into the space by having a car facade and car seating in the back "lounge" area. The front of the car will have the wayfinding info and raffle at a table (the driver's seat area).

We didn't choose a word yet as a group since we were more concerned with catching up and getting a concept finalized. But since our space is all about getting people's attention, I like the word Re(Action), because we're REpurposing the space, taking action to raise awareness about emissions, and trying to get a reaction out of people.