Due to the success of last year’s PARK(ing) Day event in Freo, the City of Fremantle has teamed up with Ecoscape to ensure this year’s PARK(ing) Day Fremantle will be even bigger and better and hope fully create more thought and discussion over public space and it’s role in the City of Fremantle. For those of you unsure about what PARK(ing) Day is all about, here is a brief breakdown from [re]BAR, the San Francisco based organisation that started the whole movement:
“Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time.
PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.
The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more 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!”
To learn more about PARK(ing) Day visit the official website: www.parkingday.org
To participate and create your own public space for a day in Fremantle register with the City of Fremantle:
Melanie Bainbridge at the City of Fremantle on 9432 9735 or email MELANIEB@fremantle.wa.gov.au Thanks! And we look forward to seeing you out there this year! To read about last years event click here.