Architecture Studio Parking Day

Urban Design Foundations Studio Participates in International Park(ing) Day

This semester, the Urban Design Foundations Studio course joined eighth-grade students from Blågård Skole to participate in Park(ing) Day – a worldwide event where artists transform parking spots into temporary ’public parks.’

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DIS faculty member Rasmus Frisk held the event at the parking spot in front of his architecture office arki_lab. Rasmus initiated the collaboration between DIS and Danish students to facilitate a cross-cultural dialogue about urban design planning processes. In addition to this cultural exchange, this experience gave DIS students yet another opportunity to recognize the importance of testing an urban design concept before enacting it.

DIS student Dominique Chua gained a better understanding of how to interact with locals on an urban design project. “The actual construction process was very empowering. Working with local students offered great insight into how people growing up in Copenhagen relate and engage with the city.”

Following the field study, arki_lab hosted a reception where students were able to showcase their final product. Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs Morten Kabell was in attendance, and gave a speech that encouraged the students to continue to implement solutions to the problems they see in urban spaces.

For more on this project, check out our What’s on Wednesday post on the DIS blog.

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