04 November 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan University
53 Bonsall Street
This event brought together a range of stakeholders to explore ‘street’ BMX and skateboard culture
‘Street’ riders or skaters are predominantly attracted to riding or skating in spaces that are not designed or intended to be used in that way. These skaters and riders feel constrained by skateparks, competition regulations and restrictions on when, where and how to ride or skate. Instead, they are drawn to riding and skating in environments that demand high levels of imagination, creativity and resilience. Many street riders and skaters would not describe BMX or skateboarding as a sport, but instead as a culture, or way of life.
This event included a panel discussion, photographic exhibition and film screening depicting the drivers and urban benefits of these cultures.
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Contact: Richard McHugh