Love Letters was a collaborative project between Jaime Carrejo, and myself. People were asked to write a love letter to someone in their life. In exchange, we offered a free stamp to post the writing to a loved one. The letter was then collected and mailed to the chosen person.
This project was part of National PARK(ing) Day, an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.
Below Love Letters, you can see examples of our students work in reclaiming public space for Parking Day. Different approaches were provided to students depending on the cirriculum in which they were currently involved.