The University of New Mexico School of Architecture & Planning joins Park(ing) Day, the global event to transform parking spaces into temporary public open space, on Friday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at CityLab, on the corner of Central and 5th St. downtown.
On the annual Park(ing) Day event, citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary public places, usually a park.
Erin Chavez, master's student in Community & Regional Planning and a teaching assistant for Graphic Communications, said, "The UNM student organizations of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Planning Association, as well as CityLab, will all having Park(ing) spaces designs to interact with. There will also be a food truck, nearby restaurants to eat in and four fun workshops people can take for free."
Schedule of events:
10 - 10:50 a.m.: Drawing in Perspective: Erin Chavez, teaches the basics of drawing in one and two point perspective
11 - 11:50 a.m.: Figure Drawing: Steve Borbas - Graphic Communications professor, long-time School of Architecture and Planning faculty, and lifetime artist - teaches the fundamentals of figure drawing. And yes, there will be a model.
2 - 2:50 p.m.: African Drumming: Join Mensah Sokpor, master drummer and dancer, demonstrates what he's learned of the drumming traditions of the Ga people from Ghana. Drums will be available.
3 - 3:50 p.m.: Yoga: Josh Johnson, yoga enthusiast and graduate student in Community and Regional Planning, leads an informal yoga class in a combination of Vinyasa - which is a flow of movement with breath - and Unity -which is a series of foundational poses. Come unwind and center with Josh.