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11th Sep 2017

Dublin Parking Spaces Are Getting A SERIOUS Upgrade This Week


Dublin is set to receive a serious splash of colour this Friday, when parking spaces all over the city will be turned into mini public parks. 

The pop-up parks will be arriving as part of the Park(ing) Day event, a global initiative that has visited cities all over the world. 

Artists, designers and activists will be putting their creativity to the test to transform standard on-street parking spaces into unique, usable installations.  

In past years, spaces have been turned into flora-filled gardens, comfy living rooms and mini golf courses- and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. 

Designers pretty much have full license to create their ideal space, with the aim of making the streets more “people friendly.” 

The event was originally created 12 years ago by the group Rebar in San Francisco, and has since spread worldwide. 

They say the the project is “intended to promote creativity, civic engagement, critical thinking, unscripted social interactions, generosity and play.”

It’s a completely free event and is still taking applications for installation designs. If you want to make a Dublin parking space picture perfect, click here and apply.

So leave the car at home on Friday, escape the office early and explore some of the cool and quirky pop-ups that’ll be in Dublin for the day. 

Full event info here

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