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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Pick it up and you’ll learn something interesting about the cities you skate in; you might even learn something about skating itself.
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Even for a non-skater, its treatment of the development of skateboarding is a fascinating slice of cultural history. Skateboarders are fighting back.
Today, as well as its section agreement guaranteeing the continuance of skateboarding in the undercroft, the Southbank Centre is keen to pursue further skateboarding and other urban arts activities under its Hungerford Bridge site.
Domen rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Skateboarding here is part of an answer to complex social conditions in the city. Skateboarding, this marginalised, counter-culture sport, makes a 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 how they think about skateboarding.
Skateboarding as a Critique of Social SpacesSaskatchewan: Skateboarding is now an established part of this major international arts venue. Lists with This Book. Designed by architect Anthony Bracali with local skateboarders, the main idea is for a welcoming public environment which just happens to be great to skate in. Jovis,pp. Dunlop Art Gallery,pp. Anyone interested in the history and sociology of sport, urban geography or architecture will find this book riveting.
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It looks at skateboarding history from the surf-beaches of California in the s, through the purpose-built skateparks of the s, to the street-skating of the present day and shows how skateboarders experience and understand the city through their sport. No trivia or quizzes yet. Research Context The project sits within a broad concern with the history of architectural and urban experience, i.
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. Oxylane Art Foundation,pp.
Anyone interested in the history and sociology of sport, urban geography or architecture will find this book riveting. As the author demonstrates, street-style skateboarding, especially characteristic of recent skateboardihg, conducts a performative critique of architecture, the city and capitalism. Iain Borden, ‘The Southbank Controversy: Iain Borden, ‘Sprechende Architekur: Sally rated it it was amazing Feb 02, Mihai Moldovanu rated it it was amazing May 20, Architecture and the Body by Iain Borden.
User Review – Flag as inappropriate its amazing. Research by Iain Borden explores how architecture and cities are experienced and re-used by the public. 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. Show 25 25 50 All. Skatebkarding comments… Trouble loading? My library Help Advanced Book Search. Tobias rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Architecture and the BodyOxford: It is even helping to address some of our most difficult social challenges, and providing hugely disadvantaged children and youths with new hopes, skills and futures.
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Return to Book Page. Estonian National Museum,pp. It looks at amd history from the surf-beaches of California in the s, through the purpose-built skateparks of the s, to the street-skating of the present day and shows how skateboarders experience and understand the city through their sport.
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To ask other readers questions about Skateboarding, Space and the Cityplease sign up. Skateboarding, Space and the City: Neil Morrison rated it really liked it Jul 12, 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. Paul rated it really liked it Jun 26, Architecture and the Body Skateboarding, Space and the City: In City,’ Margot Jacobs ed.
Skateboarding, Space and the City: Architecture and the Body by Iain Borden
Iain Borden, ‘Shut up and Skate: As the author demonstrates, street-style skateboarding, especially characteristic of recent decades, conducts a performative critique of architecture, the city and capitalism.
Dismissive of authority and convention, skateboarders suggest that the city is not just a place for working and shopping but a true pleasure-ground, a place where the human body, emotions and energy can be expressed to the full.
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