A Guided Tour of City Mill Pool Street
Some of you may remember Ricky Oyola’s unforgettable guided tour of City Hall in Philadelphia many, many moons ago for 411 Video Magazine – well here’s our version!
Sol leaves no stone unturned – so make sure you turn your sound up for a full audio tour complete with added wallies, hippy jumps and even our rainbow rail in the mix. Sol shows us an exciting range of trick possibilities to recreate at City Mill Pool Street – now if it would only stop raining…🙏
Big shout out to Tom Lock too – for capturing Sol and our skate dots in all their sunny glory 🎥😎🛹
Meet the City Mill Skate team – UCL
- The Bartlett School of Architecture
- Melanin Gals n’ Pals
- Free Skate Mag
Sam Wilkinson, Head of Public Art and Cultural Engagement, UCL East
Iain Borden: Professor of Architecture and Urban Culture, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Meet the City Mill Skate team – Betongpark
Daryl Nobbs, Lead Designer, Betongpark
Stuart Maclure, Development Manager, Betongpark
Meet the City Mill Skate team – Melanin Skate Gals & Pals
Marie Mayassi, Melanin Skate Gals & Pals
Meet the City Mill Skate team – Free Skate Mag
Will Harmon, Sam Ashley and Arthur Derrien, Free Skate Mag
Floor pouring time!
Ever wonder how they make skatepark floors so smooth? Check out these short clips of the Betongpark team and witness the magic in action! 🧰🪄
Introduction to Skate Dot Kits
In our original planning for City Mill Skate, we had intended to test out design ideas through live workshops and by engaging participants in DIY build events, where ideas for future skate dots could be built and subjected to practical testing.
However, the social distancing restrictions that emerged in March 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic required us to think differently about our modes of engagement – and to propose alternative ways to interact with the skate community and local public that would avoid face-to-face contact.
After some careful consideration, we decided to create special making kits and send them to workshop participants, so that they could create designs for potential skate dots from the safety of their own home.