Students for Design Activism

Parklot Design Competition

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SDA entered the Summer 2015 Parklot Competition: Request for Creativity, and designed a space to activate imagination downtown by expanding social space outdoors, engaging the public, and inspiring new outlooks on our city. MinneapoLOT (as we like to call it) was constructed by SDA this past May and will be located at the southwest entrance to the IDS Center on S 8th street in downtown Minneapolis for the duration of the summer. We encourage you to go check it out.

Special thanks to Hennepin Theatre Trust, the IDS Center, the UMN Landscape Architecture Department, and Awesome Volunteers for making this parklot possible!

Links to local articles about Parklot:
Made Here – A Project of Hennepin Theatre Trust
Minneapolis Downtown Council
College of Design Blog- UMN

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IDS parklot rendering
Concept Design


before and after
Installation Process

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Yarn Bomb!

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Plant & Deck Details

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Little Library & High Top Tables


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