Park(ing) Day Call for Participants Posted August 11, 2016 by admin

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Call for Creative/Imaginative Participants

(Deadline Monday, September 12)

On Friday, September 16, 2016  from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. join Albany Center Gallery in International Park(ing) Day! This is an independent yet collaborative effort to transform metered parking spots into unique and temporary public spaces. On the streets/neighborhoods of Albany, NY use your creativity, activism or passion and share it with the public to help make our urban environment reflect all the great things it contains.

The movement began in 2005 by a San Francisco based art and design company, Rebar. As a result of reimagining a parking space into a two hour public park, this group manifested their creativity into a movement that can be adopted by communities all over the world. 

“The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the necessity of urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat… at least until the meter runs out!”

Here’s your chance to be part of the movement to reclaim a space for a fleeting urban intervention of positive occupancy. Let your ideas take to the street. 

Some previous transformation ideas are…

  • Dog Park
  • Public Park
  • Art installation
  • Performance space
  • Poetry reading
  • Yoga studio
  • Game
  • Bike repair stand
  • Camp ground

Or anything else you can think of! If you’d like to be part of the event, but not sure what to do, contact us, and we can help you think of an installation.

For more information please contact Tony Iadicicco at director@albanycentergallery.org, or 518-462-4775.

If you’d like to reserve your parking spot please contact Tony Iadicicco at director@albanycentergallery.org, or 518-462-4775 and Mary Millus at mmillus@albanyny.gov or 518-434-5286. The deadline to RSVP is Monday, September 12. 

Download application form here.

For more information please visit

www.parkingday.org/about-parking-day/

www.parkingday.org

PARK(ing) Day in Ijzerenleen (Belgium), 2007. Photo by K r i s.

parking day example

Photo: Rebar

A piece by artist Douglas Holst hangs in the Albany Center Gallery's both occupying a parking space on Broadway as part of parking day on Friday Sept. 18, 2015 in Albany, N.Y. (Michael P. Farrell/Times Union) Photo: Michael P. Farrell / 00033414A

Albany Center Gallery 2015 Park(ing) Day. Photo: Michael P. Farrell

Left to right, Laura DiBetta, Robin Dropkin and Jonathan Duda of Parks and Trail New York set up a camp site in a parking space on Washington Avenue as part of parking day on Friday Sept. 18, 2015 in Albany, N.Y. (Michael P. Farrell/Times Union) Photo: Michael P. Farrell / 00033414A

Photo: Michael P. Farrell