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.