Parked-in was a performance piece used as a response to The Michaelis School of Fine arts lack of accessibility filmed by Michael Carter and performed by Amanda Rybicka.
The 8 hour performance piece is a display of the mental and physical strength it takes a disabled person to stay afloat in an exclusionary academic and architectural system. People with chronic conditions are often left to fend for themselves, to fight for a fair education and to deal with the emotional strain of being excluded from a system which is supposed to support those in it.
The bed in the parking lot of the university symbolizes those who decided not to apply to the university, because they knew they would never be able to attend their lectures up flights of stairs. To those who have left, to those who need to be supported and to those who the system has failed.