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PARK(ing) day hits the streets

From parking spaces to urban oases - students invite strangers to meet, take pictures, and share stories

Creative Roots, a group of students and alumni from Landscape Architecture and Urban Design at the Faculty of Science, hosted this year’s PARK(ing) Day in Copenhagen, serving coffee, cake, and hygge to students and Copenhageners alike.

A lonely parking spot on Flintholm Alle in Frederiksberg was temporarily transformed into a cosy garden hangout, inviting strangers to meet, take pictures, and share stories.

”Instead of parking cars, we aimed to park people’s curiosity,” Creative Roots says on their website. Their urban design movement aims to challenge and inspire the local community towards ”tactical urbanism” in the enjoyment of their public spaces.

See the photos

PARK(ing) Day began as a creative initiative out of San Francisco in 2005, and is all about imagining creative uses for city parking spaces.

This is Creative Roots’ second year hosting the event. See the pictures from last years PARK(ing) Day 2012 here.

This year, our photographer Alexander Kostrov was on site, and the gallery for PARK(ing Day 2103 can be found here, as well as below.

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