Jeffries, Mike and Messer, Sebastian (2012) PlayToon. Northumbria University, School of Built and Natural Environment, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. ISBN 9781861353771

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Skateboarding, BMXing and Parkour all have devoted participants around Tyneside. Through their activities, the participants re-invent the cityscape.

This can bring them into conflict with Civic and commercial interests who perceive them, at best, as a nuisance. Usually they are viewed as a problem - to be dealt with by legal prohibitions, enforced by fines, and by creating public spaces designed to exclude them. The participants, however, often demonstrate strong social ties and a creative and entrepreneurial culture.

PlayToon is a glimpse into their world, promoting their place in the city and documenting their Tyneside in 2012.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: K100 Architecture
W600 Cinematics and Photography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: Sebastian Messer
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2012 14:18
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 10:22

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