Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up!
Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! Exhibition Launch Party
Thurs, Oct 4 / 6PM-8PM / Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch St
MOVING PARK is selected for the Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! Exhibition hosted by the Community Design Collaborative, Philadelphia Water Department, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The exhibition of over 40 projects designed to soak up stormwater and make cities more attractive, healthy, and engaging places to live is a design initiative exploring how green stormwater infrastructure can play an important role in revitalizing urban neighborhoods. For more information about Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! click here.
MOVING PARK will be on display from Monday, September 17 through Friday, October 19 at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch St from 10AM to 6PM Monday through Saturday and 12PM to 5PM on Sunday.
What is MOVING PARK?
A Philadelphia neighborhood-based moving park appears in one residential street, lingers for a day or two before disappearing to another, and leaves you wishing for its return. Was it real?
Can imagination and education encourage the emergence of green stormwater infrastructure in older, ultra-urban environments? Understanding how the surface expression of these technologies impacts and possibly transforms a neighborhood is critical to its acceptance.
As a continuously temporary quarter-acre park, MOVING PARK delights residents and enables them to momentarily inhabit and actually see the potential of urban greening and inspired place-making.
“Its greatest strength is that it physically expresses potential.”