On September 19, 2014, the City of Morgan Hill is participating in Global PARK(ing) Day, an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and residents transform parking spots into temporary parks.
For Morgan Hill’s Parking Day, Artists Dionicio Mendoza and Pilar Aguero will employ several parking spaces to build a social and interactive courtyard open for community participation. CANCIóN Courtyard is a demonstration project that will coincide with Morgan Hill’s Creative Placemaking symposium. It will create a temporary, multi-functional, highly social, multi-generational, and interactive space.
About the CANCIóN Courtyard Project:
CANCIóN Courtyard will be a type of “lounge” that is physically installed on street parking spaces. It will consist of a lightweight structure created from a modified tent frame and mixed-media materials, including wood and plastic. The tent structure will be expanded to include a delineated/fenced-in outdoor space. Within the tent space and the adjacent outdoor space, visitors can participate in two interactive activities. In the first activity, visitors can select and dedicate a song that will be played by a Digital DJ. Speaking into a microphone, the participants can introduce their songs and dedicate the songs themselves or choose to have their dedication read aloud by the artists. As the day progresses, the public playlist created by the participants will be logged and a list of the requested songs will be displayed.
The project will take place on Monterey Road between Second and Third Streets on the east side of the street.
Date & Time:
The project will take place on Friday, September 19th from Noon to 8 PM and on Saturday, September 20th from 10 AM to 2 PM.
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