Spaces are shaped by the people who occupy them. Public space is any area available to the public that is open to experience and enjoy. We own public space. We make it what it is.
THIS IS NOT A PARK is a pop-up opportunity for the public to enjoy an urban park experience through engagement and human activation. A sign reading “This Is A Park” illuminates when participants enter the space. Without the presence of people, the sign turns off, reading “This Is Not A Park.” The portable park demonstrates that urban space comes to life when in use and that any public space has the potential to be enjoyed, even in the most unlikely of places. THIS IS NOT A PARK brings to light and celebrates our city’s underused spaces.
Project partners include LED Solutions and Historia Restoration. Project supporters include Marshall Electric, and The Cotton Factory.