Monday, September 29, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
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
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
”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.
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.