Can You Parallel Park Your Garden?

February 8, 2010 by

Yogami, photo by Guglielmo Trupia, 2009

Creative minds are challenged to think inside of the urban parking spot in the Public Design Festival’s international Duepercinque contest during the forthcoming Milan Salone Internazionale del Mobile, April 13-18.

Midondolo, photo by Masiar Pasquali, 2009

Installations, communication projects, services for the city, actions, urban furniture items, as well as performances can be submitted as long as they fit into an urban 2 x 5 meter parking space.

Agritouring, photo by Guglielmo Trupia, 2009

The subject of the competition is the creative transformation of public space, considered important in the advancement of urban quality of life.  As the competition organizers explain, “public space is a place for personal expression, social interaction and connection, where people get together to exchange ideas, integrate and experiment. Public spaces are where we build a sense of community.”

In need of inspiration? You might check out gardens in suitcases, those planted in abandoned news boxes and even a truck garden.

Person Parking, photo by Masiar Pasquali, 2009

Submissions are welcomed from those over 18 years old with an interest in art and design and from communications students, academics, and professionals. Proposals must be received by February 10 and winners will be announced March 15, 2010. For further information:
Tel/fax +39 02 713 613 or email


  1. Flowers said:

    Wow…these parallel park looks wonderful. I have never seen anything like it. Keep up the good work.

    — February 9, 2010 @ 02:25

  2. Sunny said:

    They a grate, I love wacky. Makes me smile.

    — February 9, 2010 @ 11:06

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