Wednesday, September 17, 2008

KUUJJUAQ/NUNAVIK MURAL

.. just visited Jonathan Cruz's Album.
See more on his BEBO profile
or visit www.cruzcontrol.ca

This image is embedded from Jonathans BEBO profile.

Monday, September 15, 2008

DOC. on "DON'T CALL ME ESKIMO"

CBC's documentary on Inuit youth in Nunavut, their video club , YouTube etc..

I'M GOING TO MARK THE FOREST


"The city Sami in the woods" by Liselotte Wajstedt. Producer. Vibeke Vogel.

Image: prt scr

View at ISUMA.TV

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

FUTURE PARTNERSHIPS

Not particularly a post concerning youth although the image sets the stage (what?#¤*^**).
I was asked to contribute with SK8 images for the IWGIA publication: "UTIMUT - Past Heritage - Future Partnerships. Discussions on Repatriation in the 21th Century" by Mille Gabriel and Jens Dahl (2008) (eds.) . One of them made it on the backcover.












































The original. SK8 practice, Sisimiut 2007.

Friday, September 05, 2008

OLD SCHOOL GRAF (1980's) NUUK, C. GREENLAND

From the Nuuk Posse days. Back in the 80's (my guess). "Atuarfik" means school. Painted at the local school. Etc. etc. etc.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

YOUTH & URBANITY

Youth & urbanity. What is the connection?

”There can be no city without centrality, no urbanity without a dynamic core, without a vibrant, open public forum full of lived moments and ”enchanting” encounters, disengaged from exchange value” (A. Merrifield 2006:71 [on the French phylosopher H. Lefebvre]).

Youth and youth culture play an important role here.

Based on my research: "Youth and the City - investigating urban youth culture in Sisimiut, Greenland: visions, skills & creativity", I apply following hypothesis inspired by Lefebvre's conceptualisation of "The Right to the City":

1. Urbanity – manifestation of the right to the city
2. Youth accentuate important aspects of urban self-reflection
3. Manifestation of the right to the city takes place in both institutional and non-institutional spaces.


Wallride contest. Sisimiut 2008. Courtesy of/copyright Zake85.
1.

ELEMENTS

Elements. It’s all about elements. Different elements. The board, the place, the clothe you wear. Lifestyle. It’s about the body, kicking the board and kicking it right. It’s about light and motion. To capture that motion. Not about gender not about age. Dedication and timing instead. A rage of concentration in exercise. Permission and payback in DVD’s sent back. Regrets in not having the skills to capture the strength and concentration. Regrets. In not succeeding on selected tricks. The light, focus and the wind. Fix points in an evening of coincidence, curiosity and participation. That’s what it’s about – space, lived space. It takes about five minutes to find out who they are. Confrontation. The elements are either there, in their right place, or they pass by you like fright train tuned into the rhythm. Skate tracks. This is it. A selection of moments from two and a half hour of amazement and not so amazing at all. Feet. Look what they’re capable of. Why and when? Control stands against the flow. Practice by minutes and seconds.


Monday, September 01, 2008