Wendy Gilmartin, AIA

Wendy Gilmartin, AIA

Los Angeles, CA, US


Flint, MI Flat Lot (2013)

P.O.V. (Public Occupancy Vehicle)

The parking lot is an urban inscription of the single occupancy vehicle. In this proposal, we populate the parking lot with a series of vehicles that are identified with different uses of parking lot space. Via the public occupancy vehicle fleet of cars (or P.O.V.s), collective public gatherings such as performances, dancing, eating, browsing, learning, and media projections can be staged beyond the home lot into the wider context of Flint. This allows the Flint Public Art Project to pair with other groups and users in the city year-round. The P.O.V. fleet begins to establish an infrastructure of public art and engagement in Flint.

The competition call was for the following: an innovative temporary structure that provides shelter, shade, and seating for a wide range of public events, defines space within the lot, and demonstrates the capacity of contemporary architectural form–making to transform space and captivate the public imagination – all while occupying no more than eight parking spaces during normal business hours. With a budget of $25,000.

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Status: Competition Entry
Location: Flint, MI, US
My Role: Co-conspirator (with Curt Gambetta)
Additional Credits: (with Curt Gambetta)