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urban play by esfdla
December 6, 2010, 4:34 pm
Filed under: Copenhagen 2010

Too often we take the approach of  designing “undesirable” activities such as skateboarding out of the landscape, instead of designing the activity into appropriate urban spaces.  When moving through the urban landscape on any form of wheels other than the automobile, surroundings are processed as opportunity.  To someone who skates, a loading dock, set of stairs, and ramps are seen as an opportunity to experience the cityscape in a way a pedestrian cannot.  The video above illustrates this point as skaters move throughout the urban environment of Copenhagen.  The video also illustrates the urban character of Copenhagen.  Take a moment to notice the material choices, public art and sculpture, and how the sun light reflects against the structures.

Indtil næste gang,

Tim

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