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A transformed PARK(ing) space.

PARK(ing) day project rolls into Shorewood


In conjunction with a project called PARK(ing) Day, parking spaces throughout Shorewood will be transformed into parks and other public art works by a group of UWM students on Friday, Sept. 16 from noon to 6 p.m.

PARK(ing) Day demonstrates the need to explore new approaches for the urban landscape and students from UWM's Architecture 390/790 course, along with with the Shorewood community and public arts committee (PAC), will design, construct and dismantle the one-day art installation on seven parking spaces near the crossroads of Capitol Drive and Oakland Avenue.

"Urban centers usually mean increased traffic, wasted fuel and more pollution. This project helps us look at innovative ways to promote a healthy, vibrant landscape and re-imagine all the possibilities for more sustainable use of space," said Dick Eschner, PAC chair.

This local student and community collaboration is part of a global PARK(ing) Day initiative originated by Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio. Since 2005, the project has blossomed into a worldwide global event with more than 700 "PARK" installations, in more than 140 cities in 21 countries on six continents.

A global map of all participating cities is available on the PARK(ing) Day website at parkingday.org.

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jeffjay60 | Sept. 11, 2011 at 8:15 a.m. (report)

congrat's to UWM Students for observing PARKing Day. I will be celebrating PARKing Day with Jeramay and Dave at the corner of Milwaukee and Mason. Join us or join them but observe and celebrate.

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