#ParkingDayBCN23 is back
Park(ing) Day is an annual event that takes place all over the world, when different environmental, architectural, artistic, social, local residents’ and citizens’ entities temporarily repurpose public parking places as parks, gardens and other types of public space. The initiative advocates the urgent need to rethink urban spaces and increase the number of green areas and public spaces for play and socialising, as well as an improvement in air quality, aiming to move towards lifestyles and scenarios that are more respectful our environment and of people.
The idea came into being in 2005 in San Francisco, where the Rebar art and design studio proposed a new way of showing and expressing these demands. More information on the event on an international scale is available at parkingday.org
In Barcelona, the event is organised by ISGlobal and Espai Ambiental Cooperativa in collaboration with EIT Urban Mobility and the support of the Barcelona City Council.
How can I take part?
The organising entities hope to bring this event to Barcelona for yet another year, and we would like to invite other people, organisations and groups to participate in it with us, in order to spread this message all over the city. The aim is to coordinate the different actions and publicise them jointly.
Parking spaces can be occupied with plants, notices, furniture and other objects in order to carry out different actions, such as talks, workshops, exhibitions or simply occupying a space in order to spend the day there. For inspiration, we suggest you visit the website and consult the programme and photos from previous years.
We want to create a network, and a different city model, couples with a collective vision!
Registrations are open to all kinds of entities, collectives and individual citizens. You have until 5 June to register your car park using this form.
Friday 15 September 2023
This year Park(ing) Day will be held on Friday 15 September in all the city’s districts, coinciding with European Mobility Week.
Do not miss any detail
To keep up on the news on Park(ing) Day 2023, you can go to our website: www.parkingdaybcn.org, or follow our Instagram site, Twitter and via the hashtag #ParkingDayBCN23.
You can also join the Park(ing)Day BCN participants’ WhatsApp group through this link