Skateboarding, Space and the City: Architecture and the Body. Front Cover. Iain Borden. Berg Publishers, – Social Science – pages. Iain Borden, Skateboarding, Space and the City: Architecture and the Body, ( Oxford: Berg, ). Revised version to be published in as Skateboarding and. Another Pavement, Another Beach: Skateboarding and the Performative. Critique of Architecture. Derived from Iain Borden, Skateboarding, Space and the City.
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The huge skateboarding subculture that revolves around graphically-designed clothes and boards, music, slang and moves provides a rich resource for exploring issues of gender, race, class, sexuality and the family.
Even for a non-skater, its treatment of the development of skateboarding is a fascinating slice of cultural history. Domen rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Urban ConceptsSpaec Published April 1st by Bloomsbury Academic first published April 1st Pick iaib up and you’ll learn something interesting about the cities you skate in; you might even learn something about skating itself.
Neil Morrison rated it really liked it Jul 12, Lists with This Book. Published on line as ‘Concrete Playgrounds,’ http: Architecture and cities are crucial to how people live and society operates. Tokyo ,’ Izumi Kuroishi ed.
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The new skate city: how skateboarders are joining the urban mainstream
It is based on the intersection of two main research methods. Rom skatepark in Essex acquired Grade II listing from English Heritage last year, while the Bro Bowl in Tampa Bay, Florida, has gained similar historic preservation status — and is heading for laser-scanning and reconstruction under a park redevelopment programme. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Iain Borden is professor of architecture and urban culture at University College London.
Instead, in the new city skateboarding is increasingly central to debates about the value of public spaces, while simultaneously adding artistic, cultural, educational and commercial value to our urban lives.
Public spaces can also integrate skateboarding alongside other pursuits, from cycling and parkour to walking and running. Apart from the obvious benefits of young skaters doing something that is relatively healthy, affordable and accessible, skateboarding is increasingly being recognised as encouraging a whole series of qualities from creativity and entrepreneurship to resilience, confidence and independence.
Skateboarding, Space and the City: Architecture and the Body by Iain Borden
A skate infrastructure building boom is under way, with just about every UK council — having realised that skateboarding is healthy and accessible — now boasting at least one new skatepark in the heart of the local community. Skateboarding, this marginalised, counter-culture sport, makes spcae perfect partner for this cutting-edge reinterpretation — and the liveliness of this book is not just in its topic, but also the many pictures and straight-talking quotes taken from actual skaters about skateboardig they think about skateboarding.
Berg Publishers- Social Science – pages. It provides a fascinating, open-ended, and ultimately optimistic vision of urban life, for designers, researchers, and citizens. Skateboarding, Space and the City: Once kids are hooked on skateboarding, so much more is possible, especially in skateboagding classroom. Show 25 25 50 All.
Jovis,pp. The first and still the most comprehensive study to date of a subject which is often dismissed as child’s play, but which in fact has made a significant and unique contribution to urban culture over the past 40 years.
Other editions – View all Skateboarding, Space and the City: Anyone interested in the history and sociology of sport, urban geography or architecture will find this book riveting.
Iain Borden, ‘Speaking the City: As the author demonstrates, street-style skateboarding, especially characteristic of recent decades, conducts a performative critique of architecture, the city and capitalism. Skateboarders are fighting back. Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. Dunlop Art Gallery,pp. We are all aware of their often extraordinary talent and manoeuvres on the city streets.
Skateboarding, Space and the City
The US Skate Pass system provides equipment and training to school teachers, adding skateboarding to the sports children can pursue now and into later life.
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