GREENSBURG, PA – On September 20, around the world, countless parking spaces will be decorated as part of the observance of PARK(ing) Day. This year, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will join this international event by turning a section of its parking lot over to the campus community to be decorated and staffed with hands-on activities.
From 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, September 20, Pitt-Greensburg clubs, organizations, and departments will put up temporary installations that will express a wide range of creativity. They will be joining the whole University of Pittsburgh system (Titusville, Bradford, Johnstown, and Pittsburgh) in celebrating the day.
The only limitations: must be temporary, cleaned up by the end of the time period, no electricity, and staying within an 8’ x 18’ space. Ideas range from temporary parklets, gardens, and social spaces, to art studios, performance venues, and interactive exhibits.
The roots of PARK(ing) Day go back to 2005 and the city of San Francisco. This year, the University of Pittsburgh is promoting the event system-wide as part of the Pitt Creates: The Year of Creativity (2019-2020). Creativity unites all of the University of Pittsburgh’s intellectual and artistic endeavors, and the Year of Creativity aims to encourage the creative spark in all of us.