Skateboarding and the City

Skateboarding and the City

Skateboarding and the City presents the only complete history of the sport, exploring the story of skate culture from the surf-beaches of '60s California to the latest developments in street-skating today.

Author: Iain Borden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472583482

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

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Skateboarding is both a sport and a way of life. Creative, physical, graphic, urban and controversial, it is full of contradictions – a billion-dollar global industry which still retains its vibrant, counter-cultural heart. Skateboarding and the City presents the only complete history of the sport, exploring the story of skate culture from the surf-beaches of '60s California to the latest developments in street-skating today. Written by a life-long skater who also happens to be an architectural historian, and packed through with full-colour images – of skaters, boards, moves, graphics, and film-stills – this passionate, readable and rigorously-researched book explores the history of skateboarding and reveals a vivid understanding of how skateboarders, through their actions, experience the city and its architecture in a unique way.
Categories: Architecture

Skateboarding Space and the City

Skateboarding  Space and the City

Skateboarders are an increasingly common feature of the urban environment with an estimated 40 million worldwide. Iain Borden demonstrates that street-style skateboarding offers a critique of architecture, the city and capitalism.

Author: Iain Borden

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 1859734936

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

View: 913

Skateboarders are an increasingly common feature of the urban environment with an estimated 40 million worldwide. Iain Borden demonstrates that street-style skateboarding offers a critique of architecture, the city and capitalism.
Categories: Social Science

Vibe

Vibe

"And we all come together for one common cause— skateboarding. It's not, 'He ...
Now the city had the best places to skate," says Ron Chat- man, 30, who became
one of the sport's first black professionals in the early 19905. The change of ...

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Page: 172

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Vibe is the lifestyle guide to urban music and culture including celebrities, fashion, beauty, consumer electronics, automotive, personal care/grooming, and, always, music. Edited for a multicultural audience Vibe creates trends as much as records them.
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Dwell

Dwell

The prime real estate allocated for the Schuylkill River Skatepark is a testament
to the city's willingness to embrace a neglected segment of the ... Despite
Philadelphia's newfound fame, city officials enforced a strict ban on skating in
2002.

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Page: 248

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At Dwell, we're staging a minor revolution. We think that it's possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being. We think that good design is an integral part of real life. And that real life has been conspicuous by its absence in most design and architecture magazines.
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The Routledge Handbook of Henri Lefebvre The City and Urban Society

The Routledge Handbook of Henri Lefebvre  The City and Urban Society

skateboarder-and-taxi> (accessed 1 February 2017). BordenI. (2018)
Skateboarding and the City, London: Bloomsbury. Bowman, E. (1997) 'Comment',
Sidewalk Surfer, 13: np. Carr, J. (2010) 'Legal geographies: skating around the
edges of ...

Author: Michael E. Leary-Owhin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351970532

Category: Science

Page: 556

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The Routledge Handbook of Henri Lefebvre,The City and Urban Society is the first edited book to focus on Lefebvre's urban theories and ideas from a global perspective, making use of recent theoretical and empirical developments, with contributions from eminent as well as emergent global scholars. The book provides international comparison of Lefebvrian research and theoretical conjecture and aims; to engage with and critique Lefebvre's ideas in the context of contemporary urban, social and environmental upheavals; to use Lefebvre's spatial triad as a research tool as well as a point of departure for the adoption of ideas such as differential space; to reassess Lefebvre's ideas in relation to nature and global environmental sustainability; and to highlight how a Lefebvrian approach might assist in mobilising resistance to the excesses of globalised neoliberal urbanism. The volume draws inspiration from Lefebvre's key texts (The Production of Space; Critique of Everyday Life; and The Urban Revolution) and includes a comprehensive introduction and concluding chapter by the editors. The conclusions highlight implications in relation to increasing spatial inequalities; increasing diversity of needs including those of migrants; more authoritarian approaches; and asymmetries of access to urban space. Above all, the book illustrates the continuing relevance of Levebvre's ideas for contemporary urban issues and shows – via global case studies – how resistance to spatial domination by powerful interests might be achieved. The Handbook helps the reader navigate the complex terrain of spatial research inspired by Lefebvre. In particular the Handbook focuses on: the series of struggles globally for the 'right to the city' and the collision of debates around the urban age, 'cityism' and planetary urbanisation. It will be a guide for graduate and advanced undergraduate teaching, and a key reference for academics in the fields of Human Geography, Sociology, Political Science, Applied Philosophy, Planning, Urban Theory and Urban Studies. Practitioners and activists in the field will also find the book of relevance.
Categories: Science

Advanced Skateboarding

Advanced Skateboarding

Written for the serious skateboarder the text and photos demonstrate some advanced stunts and explain the myriad equipment used in skateboarding

Author: Andy Blackford

Publisher: Book Sales

ISBN: 0600303888

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 61

View: 526

Written for the serious skateboarder the text and photos demonstrate some advanced stunts and explain the myriad equipment used in skateboarding
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The City Cultures Reader

The City Cultures Reader

38 Another aspect of this sense of adaptive temporality Skating is a continual
search for the unknown.39 concerns memory ... Skateboarders thus negate the "
an open mind always seeking out new lines and “ historical ” time of the city ,
being ...

Author: Malcolm Miles

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415302455

Category: Social Science

Page: 508

View: 316

From Simmel and Burgess, to Zukin, Fainstein and Soja this title presents classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities. Themes include: culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias, and possible urban futures.
Categories: Social Science

Skateboarding LA

Skateboarding LA

This is just one of Gregory Snyder’s experiences from eight years inside the world of professional street skateboarding: a highly refined, athletic and aesthetic pursuit, from which a large number of people profit.

Author: Gregory J. Snyder

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814769867

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

View: 109

Inside the complex and misunderstood world of professional street skateboarding On a sunny Sunday in Los Angeles, a crew of skaters and videographers watch as one of them attempts to land a “heel flip” over a fire hydrant on a sidewalk in front of the Biltmore Hotel. A staff member of the hotel demands they leave and picks up his phone to call the police.Not only does the skater land the trick, but he does so quickly, and spares everyone the unwanted stress of having to deal with the cops. This is not an uncommon occurrence in skateboarding, which is illegal in most American cities and this interaction is just part of the process of being a professional street skater. This is just one of Gregory Snyder’s experiences from eight years inside the world of professional street skateboarding: a highly refined, athletic and aesthetic pursuit, from which a large number of people profit. Skateboarding LA details the history of skateboarding, describes basic and complex tricks, tours some of LA's most famous spots, and provides an enthusiastic appreciation of this dangerous and creative practice. Particularly concerned with public spaces, Snyder shows that skateboarding offers cities much more than petty vandalism and exaggerated claims of destruction. Rather, skateboarding draws highly talented young people from around the globe to skateboarding cities, building a diverse and wide-reaching community of skateboarders, filmmakers, photographers, writers, and entrepreneurs. Snyder also argues that as stewards of public plazas and parks, skateboarders deter homeless encampments and drug dealers. In one stunning case, skateboarders transformed the West LA Courthouse, with Nike’s assistance, into a skateable public space. Through interviews with current and former professional skateboarders, Snyder vividly expresses their passion, dedication and creativity. Especially in relation to the city's architectural features—ledges, banks, gaps, stairs and handrails—they are constantly re-imagining and repurposing these urban spaces in order to perform their ever-increasingly difficult tricks. For anyone interested in this dynamic and daunting activity, Skateboarding LA is an amazing ride.
Categories: Social Science

Drive

Drive

From the dusty landscapes of The Grapes of Wrath to the city streets of The Italian Job; from the aesthetic delights of Rain Man and Traffic to the existential musings of Thelma and Louise and Vanishing Point;from the freeway pleasures of ...

Author: Iain Borden

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780230719

Category: Art

Page: 280

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“The open road”—it’s a phrase that calls to mind a sense of freedom, adventure, and new possibilities that make driving one of our most liberating activities. In Drive, Iain Borden explores the way driving allows us to encounter landscapes and cities around the world. He takes particular notice of how driving is portrayed in film from America to Europe to Asia and from Hollywood to the avant-garde, covering over a century of history and referencing hundreds of movies. From the dusty landscapes of The Grapes of Wrath to the city streets of The Italian Job; from the aesthetic delights of Rain Man and Traffic to the existential musings of Thelma and Louise and Vanishing Point;from the freeway pleasures of Radio On and London Orbital to the high-speed dangers of Crash, Bullitt, and C’était un Rendezvous; this book shows how driving with different speeds, cars, roads, and cities provides experiences and challenges beyond compare. Borden concludes that as an integral part of modern life, car driving is something to be celebrated and even encouraged, making Drive a timely riposte to anti-car attitudes, and those blind to the richness of life behind the wheel.
Categories: Art

The Great Neighborhood Book

The Great Neighborhood Book

recently, city officials in Tacoma, Washington, cracked down on skateboarding in
parks by installing skate-prevention devices (commonly called Skate- Stoppers,
the name of a leading brand), often with disastrous results. Illicit activity ...

Author: Jay Walljasper

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550923421

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 229

Abandoned lots and litter-strewn pathways, or rows of green beans and pockets of wildflowers? Graffiti-marked walls and desolate bus stops, or shady refuges and comfortable seating? What transforms a dingy, inhospitable area into a dynamic gathering place? How do individuals take back their neighborhood? Neighborhoods decline when the people who live there lose their connection and no longer feel part of their community. Recapturing that sense of belonging and pride of place can be as simple as planting a civic garden or placing some benches in a park. The Great Neighborhood Book explains how most struggling communities can be revived, not by vast infusions of cash, not by government, but by the people who live there. The author addresses such challenges as traffic control, crime, comfort and safety, and developing economic vitality. Using a technique called “placemaking”—the process of transforming public space—this exciting guide offers inspiring real-life examples that show the magic that happens when individuals take small steps and motivate others to make change. This book will motivate not only neighborhood activists and concerned citizens but also urban planners, developers, and policymakers. Jay Walljasper is a senior fellow of Project for Public Spaces (PPS), whose mission is to create and sustain enriching public places that build communities. He is a former editor of The Utne Reader and currently executive editor of Ode magazine. Inspired by European cities, The Great Neighborhood Book highlights practical solutions for the revitalization of North American cities.
Categories: Political Science

Skate Freak

Skate Freak

After moving to a new town with his unemployed father, Quinn struggles to fit in both at the skate park and in school and finds himself failing miserably until another skateboarder, Jasmine, starts to take an interest in him.

Author: Lesley Choyce

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781554690428

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 687

After moving to a new town with his unemployed father, Quinn struggles to fit in both at the skate park and in school and finds himself failing miserably until another skateboarder, Jasmine, starts to take an interest in him.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Trouble with Skateboarding

The Trouble with Skateboarding

Chris Ashley. EB Preparing for the Competition In between helping organize the
skateboard competition, the kids had been practicing their skateboarding on the
course. The City of Exton had closed traffic to Bishop's Hill again to allow for the ...

Author: Chris Ashley

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412023672

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 206

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Counterfeit skateboards, chasing smugglers and exciting skateboarding competitions. Find out how five young people learn valuable life lessons while saving the skate park of their dreams. Continuous action leading to the toughest challenge ever.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

City

City

For Borden, skateboarding is a physical expression of the evocative Situationist
slogan of 1968: au dessous les paves, la plage: 'beneath the pavement lies the
beach'. Skaters turn the utilitarian structures of the city into 'a cement playground',
 ...

Author: P.D. Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408811207

Category: History

Page: 400

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For the first time in the history of our planet, more than half the population-3.3 billion people-is now living in cities. City is the ultimate guidebook to our urban centers-the signature unit of human civilization. With erudite prose and carefully chosen illustrations, this unique work of metatourism explores what cities are and how they work. It covers history, customs and language, districts, transport, money, work, shops and markets, and tourist sites, creating a fantastically detailed portrait of the city through history and into the future. The urban explorer will revel in essays on downtowns, suburbs, shantytowns and favelas, graffiti, skylines, crime, the theater, street food, sport, eco-cities, and sacred sites, as well as mini essays on the Tower of Babel, flash mobs, ghettos, skateboarding, and SimCity, among many others. Drawing on a vast range of examples from across the world and throughout history, City is extensively illustrated with full-color photographs, maps, and other images. Acclaimed author and independent scholar P. D. Smith explores what it was like to live in the first cities, how they have evolved, and why in the future, cities will play an even greater role in human life.
Categories: History

Sunburnt Cities

Sunburnt Cities

The City of Fresno is not the only entity active in responding to foreclosures and
housing abandonment in Fresno; there is the county and a small but active NGO
sector and a large and active skateboarder community that are changing the face
 ...

Author: Justin B. Hollander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136849084

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

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In recent years there has been a growing focus on urban and environmental studies, and the skills and techniques needed to address the wider challenges of how to create sustainable communities. Central to that demand is the increasing urgency of addressing the issue of urban decline, and the response has almost always been to pursue growth policies to attempt to reverse that decline. The track record of growth policies has been mixed at best. Until the first decade of the twenty-first century decline was assumed to be an issue only for former industrial cities – the so-called Rust Belt. But the sudden reversal in growth in the major cities of the American Sunbelt has shown that urban decline can be a much wider issue. Justin Hollander’s research into urban decline in both the Sun and Rust Belts draws lessons planners and policy makers that can be applied universally. Hollander addresses the reasons and statistics behind these "shrinking cities" with a positive outlook, arguing that growth for growth’s sake is not beneficial for communities, suggesting instead that urban development could be achieved through shrinkage. Case studies on Phoenix, Flint, Orlando and Fresno support the argument, and Hollander delves into the numbers, literature and individual lives affected and how they have changed in response to the declining regions. Written for urban scholars and to suit a wide range of courses focused on contemporary urban studies, this text forms a base for all study on shrinking cities for professionals, academics and students in urban design, planning, public administration and sociology.
Categories: Architecture

The Business of Skateboarding

The Business of Skateboarding

This book looks at some of the cottage industries that are spawned by skateboarding, including board design, skate magazine photographers, and pro skaters themselves.

Author: Jeffrey Knutson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435850514

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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This book looks at some of the cottage industries that are spawned by skateboarding, including board design, skate magazine photographers, and pro skaters themselves.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Actions of Architecture

Actions of Architecture

Early skateboarders were surfers, who transferred movements developed on the
surfaces of the ocean to the urban surfaces of Los ... with the physical
environment: moving in reaction to the city and projecting bodily movements onto
the city.

Author: Jonathan Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134437047

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

View: 710

Drawing on the work of a wide range of architects, artists and writers, this book considers the relations between the architect and the user, which it compares to the relations between the artist and viewer and the author and reader. The book's thesis is informed by the text 'The Death of the Author', in which Roland Barthes argues for a writer aware of the creativity of the reader. Actions of Architecture begins with a critique of strategies that define the user as passive and predictable, such as contemplation and functionalism. Subsequently it considers how an awareness of user creativity informs architecture, architects and concepts of authorship in architectural design. Identifying strategies that recognize user creativity, such as appropriation, collaboration, disjunction, DIY, montage, polyvalence and uselessness, Actions of Architecture states that the creative user should be the central concern of architectural design.
Categories: Architecture

The Unknown City

The Unknown City

A look beyond design process and buildings aimed at discovering new ways of looking at the urban experience.

Author: Iain Borden

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262523353

Category: Architecture

Page: 533

View: 337

A look beyond design process and buildings aimed at discovering new ways of looking at the urban experience.
Categories: Architecture

Moving Boarders

Moving Boarders

With family skateboarding in the San Francisco Bay Area as its focus, Moving Boarders explores this switch in stance, integrating first-person interviews and direct observations to provide a rich portrait of youth skateboarders, their ...

Author: Matthew Atencio

Publisher: Sport, Culture, and Society

ISBN: 9781682260791

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

View: 103

Once considered a kind of delinquent activity, skateboarding is on track to join soccer, baseball, and basketball as an approved way for American children to pass the after-school hours. With family skateboarding in the San Francisco Bay Area as its focus, Moving Boarders explores this switch in stance, integrating first-person interviews and direct observations to provide a rich portrait of youth skateboarders, their parents, and the social and market forces that drive them toward the skate park. This excellent treatise on the contemporary youth sports scene examines how modern families embrace skateboarding and the role commerce plays in this unexpected new parent culture, and highlights how private corporations, community leaders, parks and recreation departments, and nonprofits like the Tony Hawk Foundation have united to energize skate parks--like soccer fields before them--as platforms for community engagement and the creation of social and economic capital.
Categories: Social Science

Philadelphia Icons

Philadelphia Icons

There's still bad blood between the city and the skateboarders. There was just
something about the circular steps and the solid granite ledges that turned Love
Park into one of the world's premier skateboarding sites in the 1980s and '90s.

Author: Karen Ivory

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762767656

Category: History

Page: 112

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Philadelphia Icons celebrates the City of Brotherly Love through photographs and essays highlighting 50 of the best places, inventions, foods, buildings, and institutions the city has to offer. From the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall to cheese steaks and world-champion baseball, this book showcases what makes Philly Philly.
Categories: History