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 new skate city: how skateboarders are joining the urban mainstream

My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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.

Skateboarding, Space and the City: Countries all over the world are appreciating this, hence the global boom in skatepark construction and other skate-related community initiatives. Often these are transgressive acts, but many others — like the famous Burnside project in Portland, Oregon and Levi jeans-funded Holy Stoked skatepark in Bangalore — involve the active collaboration and approval of local authorities.

Tobias rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Noreen O’Connor rated it it was amazing Jan 11, Skateboarding is now an established part of this major international arts venue. Except this is not the whole story.


Far from a popular read, this book as a stunning piece of cultural theory and analysis that shows the power and usefulness of Henri Lefebvre’s theories of the production of space.

No eBook available Amazon. Account Options Sign in. 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.

Jovis,pp. Other stealth-skateboarding venues are also popping up, with renegade skater-architects apparently smuggling skateboard-friendly features into their designs. Lists with This Book. Domen rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Sally rated it it was amazing Feb 02, This book is the first detailed study of the urban phenomenon of skateboarding.

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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.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. Routledge,pp. Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. 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. Iain Borden, ‘Skateboarding and Henri Lefebvre: In particular, he has completed an in-depth study of the urban practice of skateboarding, looking at how skateboarders adopt modern cities as their own pleasure-ground, creating a culture with its own architecture, clothes, attitudes and social benefits.


Architecture and the Body by Iain Borden. Still other ventures have even more ambitious social agendas. A full translation in Japanese was published by Shinyosha press in Whereas many cities around the world have continued to push skateboarding out from squares, shopping streets and other public areas, they have also had to accept that skateboarding is here to stay.

Tony rated it liked it Jul 13, Iain Borden, ‘Skateboarding and Cities: It lets them forget their problems for a moment. Architecture and the BodyIain Borden. Ajd from the narrow-minded view of skateboarding as purely countercultural and somehow separate to society, in the new skate city, skateboarding is being celebrated as something diverse, positive and very welcome.

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