The new city: how skateboarders are changing the urban mainstream door Iain Borden

Een interessant artikel op de site van The Guardian van Iain Borden, architectuurprofessor aan de University College London en schrijver van het boek 'Skateboarding, Space and the City: Architecture and the Body'. In het artikel beschrijft Iain hoe de perceptie van skateboarden in de stad veranderd:

"Typical is the “Scoop” amphitheatre beside London’s City Hall, a pseudo-public space managed by the More London office development and which deploys a metallic army of joy-killing knobs. In this version of the skate city, skateboarding is expelled from urban centres and confined to the invisible hinterlands of suburbia and industrial estates. Except this is not the whole story. Skateboarders are fighting back. What’s more, many of the general public, charities and councils, along with a few enlightened developers, architects and companies, are starting to agree."

Lees hier het volledige artikel.