Original Storytelling

A group of university students have taken on a peculiar project called Park-in Process, where a parking spot is transformed into a temporary public park. It is intended to promote creativity, civic engagement as well as simply 'playing'. It stems from International Park(ing) Day where people from 100 cities turn parking spots into "human friendly" spaces for a day. The group brought astroturf, a tree, benches, food and board games and whiled their afternoon while curious onlookers walked by on one side, and frustrated drivers on the other. But after a few hours of 'parking' themselves on Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, police arrived on scene due to a complaint. What ensued between the police and students was a complex yet humorous debate about the use of public spaces.

Shot with Nikon D700 and Nikkor 35mm f/2

Produced in September 2009 for the South China Morning Post

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