What if we did a pop-up dog park?
The active participants of the dog park initiative met in a club room to discuss and assign up-coming tasks.
Sami Niiranen had been in contact with the schools of the area about the design of the park. Two students from Metropolia had been in touch. It was agreed that Sami would reply to them, find out a bit more and if they would turn out to be what we are looking for, we would meet them as soon as possible. Anna promised to put together an information packet about the project for the potential designers, and Tero promised to turn that into a brief summary.
There was some discussion over whether to introduce the working team members in the blog. Anna has prepared a template for anyone to use for their own introductions.
Tero has been in contact with potential sponsors. Anna has been in touch with Helsinki City Planning Department who have let us know that the local plan won’t be ready before spring 2012. This in turn made us wonder once again whether our dog park will ever see the light of day. It seems that it won’t be done in time for WDC Helsinki 2012.
Fuelled with disappointment we started to brainstorm a pop-up dog park in anarchistic spirit. We would need an enclosure that is easy to put up and put away in different locations in the city, depending on where a dog park is needed. We also discussed trash design and the option to make use of the city’s U6 workshops to build the design elements of the park. We also gave some thought to the relationship and differences between design and functionality.
GAMMEL DOGS ASSOCIATION / MERJA PYHÄLÄ
Translation Pigasus Translations.