Today I went to Condado for Park(ing) Day, a worldwide event in which citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good. The Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico Graduate School of Landscape Architecture students, through their ALAS organization, started promoting this event locally two years ago, but this year, the participation of students from every design school in the country was a premonition that it could be something special. The other schools were: New School of Architecture at PUPR, the School of Architecture of the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, the School of Architecture of the PUCPR in Ponce, the International School of Design at Universidad del Turabo and the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico; students from Ponce held the event there, but all the other schools went to Condado.
It was a vibrant day, full of surprises for the public, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to try to do a sketch of every park. I didn’t make it, but I had a fun spending time with friends, colleagues, students and family. Here are my sketches for the day: