Parklets are extensions of the sidewalk that function as a public space of leisure and coexistence. Thus, while two parking spaces on the street are used by 40 people per day, a parklet, or living parking space, serves approximately 300 people during this period, as well as promoting greater social interaction among citizens, and the democratic use of the soil, not only for automobiles.
The small interventions of the parklets have a great scope in transformations of the space. They bring the essence of the city into a small place, which can serve for a break, a rest, find a friend, read a book, and especially, serve none of these and so many other things, that is the beauty of democratic use of a public space.
In the middle of the movement of Maria Antonia Street, known mainly for the great university occupation, the Parklet The Joy composes this scenario giving greater visibility and relevance for the permanence of pedestrians, in detriment to the parking of cars in the street. The parklet is across the street from The Joy Pub. The implantation of this parklet corroborates the vocation of a university street, which is to provide spaces for the meeting, reducing the dichotomy of the inside-outside, which is so present in most of the streets of São Paulo.
They were used in the wooden cumaru parklets for the seats and backrests, steel plates for the constitution of the flowerpots and cementous boards for the floor.
The motto of this parklet was the creation of a space that participated in the dynamics of the street, now a space to drink a beer and chat with friends, now a stage for a pocket show. The movable tables on rails allow this layout change.