Empty Lots

(A documentary photo project in minneapolis.) ...............Because the world is your parking lot...............


Empty Lots is a documentary photo project interested in uncovering un- or underutilized urban spaces in Minneapolis. We believe that density breeds prosperity, creativity, and community. We believe that parking lots breed the opposite. Especially when they sit empty.

Hence, Empty Lots.

Want to share a photo of an empty parking lot near you? Send your photo (including the date, time, and location) to emptylotsmpls@gmail.com. (One quick ground rule: photos should be taken during peak or prime traffic hours in order to give as true a picture as possible of how the space actually gets used. A high school parking lot might be deserted at 10 pm, but it’s packed full of tricked-out Honda Civics at noon.)

For bonus points, send a count of parking spots available versus parking spots in use.

But it’s the photos we’re after, really. The rest is just extra credit.

About the Editor

Chris Keimig is a teacher and writer who has lived in Minneapolis since 2009. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota and studied transit planning at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. When he’s not writing, he likes to ride his bike around lakes and have long-winded conversations with his dog.   

Follow him on Twitter: @chriskeimig.

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