Archive / (P)LOT: Proposition I

Nr. 029 / 2004 / Austria, Italy

(P)LOT: Proposition I

Using parking spaces for alternative purposes


Michael Rakowitz


The project questions the occupation of public space and encourages new ways of participation in city life. The project proposes the rental of parcels of land and public space for alternative purposes. Users may acquire municipal permits and simple payment of parking meters to repurpose the use of public space, for instance, they may establish temporary encampments or establish a temporary garden, outdoor dining, etc.


Austria, Italy


To question the occupation and dedication of public space and encourages reconsiderations of “legitimate” participation in city life.

Beneficial outcomes

For a small amount of money, users may use public space alternatively.

Maintained by

Michael Rakowitz


Michael Rakowitz, citizens