Ryan Griffis talks Parking Lots \\\ *Office of Collective Play

Ryan Griffis of The Temporary Travel Office visited Columbus to discuss Parking Public, an initiative that documents histories and current conditions of public parking in a number of cities, including Champaign, IL and Los Angeles. In the discussion he interweaved parts of the film Parking Public: A Tour Into the Storage of Utopia to analyze contexts and developments of surface parking in the United States. The film examines the role parking lots play within the American landscape; a role which is more than just a last minute addition.

The Temporary Travel Office has conducted tours of parking in Brooklyn, Champaign, IL, Hollywood, CA, and downtown Los Angeles. Ryan's visit was in conjunction with Learning Site's residency because Audible Dwelling is located in and responds in part to parking lots in Columbus.