This pop-up park in Venice, L.A. brings community members together by turning an unused lot of dirt into a colorful social gathering area. The home of the park, 72andSunny, is also home to creative residents who stay for a term of three months, coming up with art, technology and culture integrative ideas.
When building the pop-up park, it had to remain fenced in as it was still private property. The design idea to maintain an open air feel while getting around this regulation was ingenious. The fence boards themselves fold down into tables and bars, creating giant holes that also act as windows into the festivities.
This transformation of unused space into a community hub is yet another example of this generation's desire to transform private places into public spaces.