City Mill Skate (@citymillskate) Instagram photos and videos

Sayers, Esther and Griffin, Sam. 2019. City Mill Skate (@citymillskate) Instagram photos and videos. [Digital]

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City Mill Skate is a proposal to develop and construct embedded skateable architecture within UCL East, a new campus development in East London due to open in 2022. Envisaged as ‘skate dots’ these interventions aim to form a series of interlinked architectural punctuations akin to a sculpture trail.

A participatory design process is central to this approach, a local project in which skaters’ active participation is sought alongside professional fabricators of skateable structures. This process is supported in different ways with events such as co-design sessions, DIY build events, design workshops in schools and youth centres.

A comms channel appropriate to our audience (Instagram) is essential to publicise the project, amplify the reach of the
conversations and to encourage dialogue with the wider skate community. The instagram page is a repository for information sharing, community building and archiving the project’s engagement activities. An online presence is important to build on the findings from the focus group phase and to provide an interactive platform with which to amplify the reach of the project.

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Educational Studies > Centre for the Arts and Learning


1 March 2019

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05 Feb 2020 16:54

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29 Apr 2020 17:25


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