Backyard Experiment: A Pop-up Park

60 movable seats. 8 days. 1 location. This short documentary shows how a colorful pop-up park increased foot traffic by 190% in only 8 days.

Inspired by the work of US placemaking expert William Whyte, the Backyard Experiment project used time-lapse cameras to observe and learn about people and their relationship with public space.

The activation project was led by Street Furniture Australia and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, with support from the ACT Government. The park was designed by Context.

A 10-Minute Documentary (below) and White Paper (below) are available now.