Skateboarding generally presents a major dilemma with city councillors throughout the world. Here in Aberdeen we know all too well of how they react to skateboarding as an activity within the built environment. Taking Broad Street as an example, we have seen incongruous anti-skate devices being installed at this once well known skate spot, putting an end to skateboarding in this so called public space... "You have a skatepark now, why don't you go there?" A typical reaction of someone that is antagonistic towards us 'urban nomads'.
The same case is apparent in this extremely interesting documentary entitled 'Skateboarding VS Architecture: A Study of Public Space and Materiality in Auckland City'. I strongly recommend you sit back with a brew and give this a watch, it clearly gives an insight to how skateboarding is progressing in terms of incorporating itself with architecture for the good and the bad.