Sean Humphries – 2011 AIA/SA emerging architect award winner from Williams Burton and editorial chair at PLACE Magazine and also Ben Willsmore - Snr Associate Landscape Architect with Hassell and AILA representative at Form join the PLAN
crew to have a chat about the shifting landscape of environmental design, PaRKING DAY and the social media flux.
Parking Day Info:
Adelaide Joins International PARK(ing) Day on Friday 16th September 2011
PARK(ing) Day is a global event that was started in San Francisco by arts collective Rebar in 2005. Last year there were 700 PARKs in 140 cities across 21 countries and 6 continents, in Adelaide’s first attempt we bad 12!
It’s based on the idea that paying a parking meter is like ‘renting’ a public space, and instead of parking a car, why not park something else?
PARKs are surprising, fun additions to the everyday street environment, and powerful symbols of communities wanting to improve urban quality.
International PARK(ing) Day is an “open-source” project where Rebar has created a ‘how to’ manual that has inspired and empowered individual groups all around the world to instigate their own creative PARK.
Registration for this year’s event is now open, and can be done through our website, www.adelaideparkingday.com
With the assistance of the Adelaide City Council, we are working hard to make this year bigger and better than the last, including the after party!
Adelaide PARK(ing) Day is being coordinated by a volunteer collective of designers (urban designers, planners, architects and landscape architects) and we are seeking the support of the:
_ Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA)
_ New Architects Group (NAG) of the Architects Institute of Australia (AIA)
_ Young Designers Group of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)
_ Design Institute of Australia (DIA)
Anyone interested in helping assist the co-ordination and running of this year’s event should contact the committee through the website, twitter or hotmail – all support would be gratefully welcomed!
Last year 12 PARKS sprung up across the Adelaide CBD, from Rundle Street, Pirie Street, Gouger St and Halifax Street. Thank you to the following design offices for their efforts and support: Woodhead, Enoki, HASSELL, Oxigen, Swanbury Penglase, Walter Brooke and Associates, JPE Design Studio, Hosking Design, Taylor Cullity Lethlean along with the SA Young Planners, Bicycle Institute of SA and theatre group Playback Willunga. The PARKS both entertained and confused the lunch time masses, and special mention must go to the following award recipients on the day:
Adelaide Review People’s Choice: HASSELL
Presidents Award: Enoki
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