I just saw Signal to Noise's entry for the Holding Patterns competition and am floored, both by their idea and their presentation (I'll share later, if it's alright with them*). I've also been in touch with the Design Commission about helping actualize their favorite projects. More news to come.
Deadline is Monday! More info here. I had an interesting discussion with some folks a few weeks ago but, embarrassingly, I've been too busy to corral our ideas into an entry. If you're planning on submitting something and using the lot as your space, let me know!
Of course everyone has their own opinion about Cap to the Hill and Jansport's joint venture -- the 500 Pine party, on the latter's dime and facilitated by Capitol Hill ad agency Creature -- but regardless of how you feel about, say, 'keeping it real', I'd say this video is pretty well done. And I understand making concessions to make things happen: for instance, we get permission from the owners of the lot to hold events there and pay for insurance; these folks agreed to walk around with backpacks on in exchange for $10,000 of party-organizing money. What would I have done in their situation? I'm not sure.
No events are currently planned but let me know if you have an idea for something. With the weather changing and the academic year in full swing, I'll mainly be posting information about news and events that I think will interest readers of this site. Please get in touch if you would like to share something.
As an Associated Program with Shunpike, People's Parking Lot is now able to accept donations from the good people of the internet. Our events are all planned and executed by volunteers so every dollar counts. So if you're feeling generous and would like to put a few dollars toward next year's Park(ing) Day (for insurance, sod, supplies, etc.), it would be greatly appreciated!