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Haworth Hayhoe

Artist, City Arcadia in London

Looking for a National Park

PRESENTED ON JUL 05, 2016
IN COVENTRY @ VOL 26

Artists partnership Haworth Hayhoe like to celebrate overlooked patches of land in urban settings by constructing National Parks in them. In Looking for a National Park from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 26, the artists talk about their commission for City Arcadia, which constructs a National Park in Coventry, complete with canyon, coal seam and river teeming with un-noticed flora and fauna. They encourage us to look afresh at the spaces we so often overlook, and explore what status and pride of place a label like 'National Park' confers.

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Derbyshire Street Pocket Park

BY LUKE GREYSMITH
@ DESIGN FRINGE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 03, 2015

Landscape architect Luke Greysmith shares  the history of converting a quite street full of parked cars into a community garden in the Derbyshire Pocket Park in order to reduce the amount of rain water entering the sewers, and offers this beautiful solution to the entire city of London.

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A Geography of Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park

BY GLEN THIELMANN
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

What’s in a name? According to poet Kim Stafford, there are no names, but stories. A place is a story happening many times. After a recent controversial name change to an iconic park in the city of Prince George, historian and teach Glen Thielmann explores the many stories of this iconic park. He reveals that the park is a meeting place for the transaction of forms, of cultures, of people, of ideas. It is a place where things become public.

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Park Ranger Neighbor

BY EMILY JACOBS
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 25, 2016

Emily Jacobs honors the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service through her love of adventure and the great outdoors. Emily gets up close and personal with bears and more.

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On Preserving Maywood Park

BY KEITH YEARMAN
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

When the legendary harness race track Maywood Park in Melrose Park, Illinois, closed in late 2015, two professors from the College of DuPage in Wheaton, Illinois, acquired the track’s archives. Though only owning a small portion of the Maywood Park archives, Keith Yearman began digitizing and documenting the entire collection—and is curating a forthcoming exhibition.

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Creating a Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument

BY ALICYN GITLIN
@ VOL 3 ON DEC 08, 2016

What is a national monument and why do we need one surrounding Grand Canyon National Park? Alicyn Gitlin lays out the amazing values at risk surrounding Grand Canyon, and explains why they are in danger.  The Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument is a popular idea, supported by tribes, elected officials, athletes, scientists, and conservation groups.  Please take a moment to learn why you should support it, too!

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Cove Park

BY CATRIN KEMP
@ VOL 30 ON DEC 01, 2016

Cove Park creates year-round residencies in all the art forms for national and international artists, collaborative groups and organisations. The residencies provide time, space and freedom to make new work and experiment with new ways of working. Catrin Kemp, Assistant Director of Cove Park, talks about some of the spaces on the site and the different cultural programmes that occupy them. 

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Light Up The Park

BY JUDY BEAN
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 20, 2017

Judy Bean is a retired educator and current community organizer and volunteer.  She shares the work of collegue, Ed Broberg and the community event of hundreds of lighted pumpkins in Chewelah's city park.

Ed Broberg is a professional photographer who's works have covered equestrian events, landscape, architecture, community events, and sailing to name a few.  His gallery can be seen at broberg.photoshelter.com

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Park Heritage

BY DANA LIND
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 07, 2017

Dana Lind has been maintaining Ellensburg's parks for many years. In this role he encourages the preservation of, development of, and engagement with the area. At the center of this is what he describes as "the crown jewel" of the community: Irene Rienhart Riverfront Park.

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PARK(ing) Day Knox

BY ALLI MONTGOMERY
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

While many believe that the biggest issue with parking is the lack of, in reality most U.S. cities suffer from an excessive amount of parking. With all this space being designed for vehicles, what is happening to the space in the city of human experience. That coupled with the ever-changing technological advances in vehicular travel leaves Alli Montgomery and Justin Hare wondering what else can a parking space be used for besides just a car?