Lines of Flight
Business-oriented spaces often take a progressive approach to their architecture by converging such constructions as undulated or polished ledges. However, as such obstacles are built to meet the standards of one community, another culture is quickly drawn. Skateboarders by their nature engage with their practice by applying their creativity to a range of terrains. Textured walls can be surfed like steep waves whereas urban objects can be transformed to grind and slide via the diffusion of wax. As a result, the central business district often develops popularity within this culture and is regularly subject to friction between skateboarders and its occupiers. Lines of Flight concentrates on this conflict and studies skated surfaces evident within the urban landscape of London.
Bettina Adela • Ruth Bridget Brennan • James Brown • Ben Burfitt • Kyra Campbell • Jack Carvosso • Kerimcan Goren • Jack Hirons • Sophie Iona • Vladislav Kolev • Riikka Lahti • Julie Lauritzen • Owen Lewis • Steffen Michels • Arran Milne • Konstantin Mitrokhov • Trâm Phương Nguyễn • Kavan Olbison • Fenris Oswin • Lewis Rhodes • Lewis Simpson • Simon Westgate • Pagan Wicks •