Have you ever walked past something on the street and thought 'that would be prefect for skateboarding'? Well now is your chance to help create a skate spot!
City Mill Skate is a project proposed to create ideas for skateable architecture to be part of a new campus at University College London East. Their intention is to create sets of skateable structures and obstacles (otherwise known as 'Skate Dots') to be built within the surroundings of the University Campus which is due to open in 2022. The term 'Skate Dot' is relatively new and is used to describe a particular public structure or obstacle which is created incidentally for the purpose of skateboarding.
The campus will have state of the art facilities and they aim to create new ways of learning by breaking down barriers between different subjects. They hope this can be a different kind of University Campus and provide skateboarding architecture which can be enjoyed by skateboarders of all ages and genders.
The project has been in place for over a year, is making great progress and skateboarder's active participation is desired to help move the project forward. This is a great opportunity for the Skateboard community to come together and be creative to provide something beneficial as an end result.
This is an awesome project of which we have not seen before and Sam Wilkinson (Head of Public Art, UCL Culture) claims "it addresses so many areas of interest culturally and is very important in terms of health and well-being."
City Mill Skate already has plenty of great ideas however any help or support for the project would be most appreciated. Give their Instagram a follow or visit the website.