Thursday, September 17, 2009

Parking Public in Columbus, OH

We were invited by the Bureau for Open Culture's James Voorhies at the Columbus College of Art & Design to present our Parking Public tours there. A "virtual" version of walking tour of Hollywood CA will be on display within the Agency for Small Claims (seen above) until October 3.
On October 23, we'll be presenting a screening of our short Parking Public video essay and giving a brief illustrated talk on some of the other guided Parking Public tours. We will also likely have a discussion about parking in Columbus that ties into the work of Learning Site, who are in residence at the Bureau as part of the exhibition Descent to Revolution (also featuring Red 76, Claire Fontaine, Office of Collective Play, REINIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT and Tercerunquinto).
image below: a drawing by Learning Site for their work Audible Dwelling.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

House of Cars

Believe it or not, there are some benefits to being on the mailing list of the National Parking Association. At least if you're into parking. One benefit is finding out about things like an upcoming exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. titled House of Cars. Opening October 17, the exhibit takes a look at the architecture of parking garages as an overlooked, yet important element of the built environment in the U.S.. The Museum is planning to host a lecture series and film screenings that survey "the many roles played by the parking garages on screen, from extreme action to avant-garde expression".
The NPA is the "presenting sponsor" of the exhibition, which opens immediately after the NPA's Annual Convention and Expo, also happening in D.C. this year.
image above: First LEED certified parking garage, the Santa Monica Civic Center parking structure (from