PARK(ing) Day 2015 – Frame Dundee

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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!

We are team 2 of 6 groups of Interior & Environmental Design students. Frame Dundee is our way of transforming a parking space.

Sticking with a set design approach by creating a fore, middle and background, we thought to focus on how the identity of Dundee is ever changing with its past, present and future and how these constant shifts are what make it the fun and exciting place it is today. Frame Dundee: Frame the Change.

My primary role in the team was to collate images and text in order to create a blog which documented our process over the two week project. As I could not start this without a team name, I also contributed to other aspects of the project when I was needed.

To see the full blog, please visit:

https://framedundee.wordpress.com/

or to see other installations:

https://djcadparking.wordpress.com/

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