Wellington Sculpture Trust is pleased to announce PARK(ing) Day 2020.
The event will be held on Friday 6 March 2020, with a back-up wet weather date of Friday 13 March. Creatives are preparing to take over a Cuba Street car park between 8am and 6pm.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and designers collaborate temporarily to transform metered parking spaces into living parks. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organisations 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 the urban human habitat ... at least until the meter runs out!
WST is grateful for continued support from Wellington City Council and Creative Communities.