Fordham Notes: Shakespeare in the Park(ing Space) at Fordham

Friday, September 18, 2009

Shakespeare in the Park(ing Space) at Fordham

Fordham University students helped liberate parking spaces across the street from the Lincoln Center campus on Sept. 18 for National Park(ing) Day. Students from environmental, theatre and architectural design classes arrived early in the morning to set the “stage” for Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Space.

National Park(ing) Day is meant to protest the automobile’s monopolization of urban street-space and to draw attention to the need for public parks. In cities all over the world, designers and activists took over parking spots, fed the meters for the day and turned the spaces into tiny public parks.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center freshmen Emily Stout and Chris Stahl (above) performed a scene from Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.

-Gina Vergel

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