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PARK(ing) Day 2019 with AIASF Mentorship Committee
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PARK(ing) Day 2019 with AIASF Mentorship Committee

When: Friday, September 20, 2018
Where: Parking spots around you, see map below
United States

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PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event taking place every third Friday in September. This year, the AIASF Mentorship Committee encourages artists, designers, construction industry members, students and activists to set up installations on metered parking spots. The project began in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio. Since then, 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. On this day citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.

This year, we have some exciting installations in the making. We made a map to help you plan your day and check them out on Friday September 20th.

Questions? Contact or Jing Liu

“Original PARK(ing) Day concept by Rebar.”

Installation Highlights:

The AIASF Mentorship Committee and Mentorship Groups are making our own installation in front of AIASF office. Park Chair is a merge of collaboration between architects, artists, musicians, and yogis, from The Three Inch Chair to Social Seesaw to drawing on the 44’ canvas.


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The Alleyways alive The Alleyways alive evening event, located at Fern Alley between Polk Street and Larkin Street, will take place from 7:00-10:00 PM right when the sun begins to set. Alleyways Alive is an evolution of PARK(ing) Day: a yearly event that INTERSTICE Architects has participated in since 2009. This year at Alleyways Alive, installation works or art including the Polk Alleyways Rocker from Parking day 2018, will make a return to lineup side-by-side with other dynamic furnishings, prototypes, and installations to activate this unique and exemplary public space. The Lower Polk Neighbors, Lower Polk Community Benefit District, and INTERSTICE Architects come together to promote clean and safe public spaces, neighborhood connections, and collaborative urban design, in this transformative event celebrating their positive history of urban interventions - taking the inspiration of PARK(ing) Day to another scale ... and into the night!




PARK(ing) Day® Participation License & Release of Liability

Rev. August 2011


Thank you for your interest in participating in PARK(ing) Day, an open-source experiment in reclaiming public space. Below are the requirements for participation and use of the name “PARK(ing) Day” as well as a Liability Release. The term “PARK(ing) Day” is a Registered Service mark of Rebar Group, Inc., and all rights are reserved, except as set forth below.

       1. License to Use the Name “PARK(ing) Day”

“PARK(ing) Day” is the name of an annual, one-day global event during which participants transform parking spaces into places for people to congregate (any of these transformations is called a “PARK(ing) Day Installation”). Any organization, individual or association that participates in PARK(ing) Day by building, funding, or otherwise supporting the creation of a PARK(ing) Day Installation (a “PARK(ing) Day Participant”) agrees to the following terms regarding Attribution, Commercial Use and Signage. All other rights related to the use of the mark are expressly reserved by Rebar Group, Inc.

   a)   Attribution: All PARK(ing) Day Participants agree to credit Rebar as the inventor of PARK(ing) Day by including the following language on any and all signage, flyers, blog posts, websites or other promotional materials related to that Installation:  “Original PARK(ing) Day concept by Rebar.”

   b)   Limits on Commercial Use: PARK(ing) Day is a non-commercial event. No PARK(ing) Day Participant may use, or allow others to use, its PARK(ing) Day Installation, or any derivative works of that Installation (including but not limited to websites, blogs, photographs or video footage) to make specific offers for goods or services, or to offer specific promotions, discounts, or coupons, whether related to PARK(ing) Day or not, without the prior written consent of Rebar.

  c)    Signage. Any PARK(ing) Day Participant may place its brand, logo or other promotional imagery on signage associated with its PARK(ing) Day Installation (the “Signage”). Such Signage is limited to two (2) posters, no larger than 11x17 inches in size, that serve the sole purpose of acknowledging the creators, funders or organizers of the PARK(ing) Day Installation. The Signage may not contain specific offers for goods or services, or offer specific promotions, discounts, or coupons, whether related to PARK(ing) Day or not.


READ THIS. Participation in PARK(ing) Day is open and at your own risk! You will be acting independently of Rebar Group, Inc. and its owners, employees, officers, directors, members, volunteers, agents, assigns, licensees and partners, none of whom are liable for your actions. 

By participating in PARK(ing) Day, you voluntarily and entirely assume the risk of injury to yourself or others, assume all legal liability related to your PARK(ing) Day Installation, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Rebar Group, Inc., and its owners, employees, officers, directors, members, volunteers, agents, assigns, licensees and partners. You also agree to obey the law and the directives of any duly-authorized law enforcement officer.