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.

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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.

Exhibit structures available

Courtesy of the DAI exhibit and Prof. Trogu. Two teams, Centennial and Holloway, are in need of similar and we discussed today in class. Holloway might consider using white foamcore for the panel since it is light, easy to cut and good for drawing on. Centennial Will likely use one of the pre-made stretched canvas panels for the structure as their movie screen.

Note that they need to be installed as a pair at the minimum to stay upright, three sides (as shown below) is ideal.

We need to set them up this Thursday for a test run to make sure they will work for our needs.

From PARK(ing) Day SF State

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


With the fabulous direction and assistance from studios WRT and WRNS. Very productive and exciting session!