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Park(ing) Day

September 19, 2014


Students and faculty of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Architecture and Design will be exhibiting small recreational places along Market Square as part of Park(ing) Day, an annual event that transforms public places – parking spaces – into temporary public spaces.

Visit Market Square, outside of Urban Outfitters on Market Street, to see the work of students and faculty participants. The event will be all day Friday, Sept. 19. 

Park(ing) Day is an 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 creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world. It is now held in over 160 cities and 35 countries.

Our participation will mark the first time Park(ing) Day has occurred in Knoxville.

We will also have exhibits displayed in Chattanooga, as part of the Tennessee American Society of Landscape Architects Conference, and in Nashville through our partnership with the Nashville Civic Design Center,





September 19, 2014