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For the last 8 months we have been working together with the professor Iain Borden and then the appointed architect Soren Nordal Enevoldsen to realise a new space at The Southbank centre, on the river Thames in London. This public space has been designed in the sprit of the current skatable location, but has been tweaked to be really great for skateboarding.
This space will be made from high quality materials consisting of mostly granite slabs, and bricks, it has been legally guarantee for this use for 125 years, and the design allows for change, adaption and re-appropriation.
Many thanks for the input from all the skaters, bmxers and artist who came to the public meetings, and the others involved in the focus group meetings. We all hope that this design will help preserve the integrity of the cultures involved for the foreseeable future.
Together with Iain Borden, we have been involved with creating the ideology behind a new city space that is part of the Southbank Centre, on the the river thames in London. Below is a video from the 1st public consultation meeting that took place last week. This really explains the brief and shows how the appointed architect SNE Architects, founded by skater Søren Nordal Enevoldse responded to it.
Together with Iain Borden we have been involved with the writing of the ideology behind a new architectural skateboard-able space that could be built on the Southbank, in London. Check out the press release here here.
We chose three architects, which the Southbank then commissioned, below are some of the design ideas that came back. Next stage is to take the design further with one of the architects who will work with us and some of the future users of the space to finalise a design to build.
Last summer, super-collider invited a group of artists, filmmakers, astronomers, photographers, choreographers and curators to journey to Floda31 to witness a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event: the Transit of Venus. Their observations and artistic output from the expedition now form the basis of a publication and exhibition, launching in London one year on from the Transit.
Choreographer/artist Nissa Nishikawa filmed a site-specific performance in the forest, set to music composed by Ebe Oke. Cat Stevens and Archie McLeish will show photographs from the days surrounding the event, while filmmakers Kathryn Ferguson, Loren Filis and Fritz Stolberg used the Transit as a backdrop for new work. The exhibition also features artwork by Hazel France, Karima Adebibe and Rebecca Lynch.
Exhibition and publication launch/PV on Thursday 6 June (an east London First Thursday) with a ‘real-time’ screening of the 2012 Transit of Venus at 10:09pm. Exhibition continues throughout the weekend with film screenings.
6-9 June 2013 | The Wayward Gallery | 47 Mowlem Street | London E2 9HE
Original post from super/collider.
photograph from super/collider’s Worlds In Transit expedition © Cat Stevens / www.catstevensphotography.com
We designed and built these skatable sculptures 9 years ago and placed them at the world famous Southbank, the unofficial home of London skateboarding for the last 40 years. The oldest one is concrete and 9 years old, then the two stone ones are only 7 years old. It’s interesting to see how they are holding after the years of continual grinding.
On the way home from a lovely day out with Iain and Claire, we had some more fun trying to winch the Landrover out of a ditch. Unfortunately we managed to choose a spot where there were no trees for about 20 meters, so no real points to winch off. After allot of digging (Thanks Iain & Claire) and wading through show we were not moving much. Luckily some locals came to the rescue, some phone calls and Bo appears with his tractor, some time later and we were out. All good fun.