Social Design Intervention
For: Fietsersbond, 2022
From the 6th till 13th of May 2022 in Overvecht, Utrecht, NL.
Why do cars get so much space reserved for them? It feels normal and unchangeable, but is it? The car got introduced to society in a time span of like ten years so maybe we can change it just as fast.
This tought planted the seed (haha) for this experiment: a guerilla garden on six often empty parking spots. It's still possible to park -and harm nature- but if no one does in a week it means the space could be something else. A garden, a bicycle stand, a public eating spot, a library, maybe even an affordable place to live? (Dare to dream)
Heard on the news at RTV Utrecht, AD, and Fietsersbond.nl.
Project with Lisa Strijbsoch, resident of the area. Pictures by Anna van Kooij