Anti-Skateboarding Devices was first published in 2012. A visual polemic against private corporations and local authorities who aim to reshape individual and group behaviour in the context of skateboarding.
Featured in the Guardian and reviewed in Source Magazine in 2014. Acquired by Tate Britain for its library collection in 2015 and the Museum of London in 2017.
“The physical space of most American and some European cities is becoming privatised. And in the process of this privatisation, deviants who defy defensive architecture are prohibited, demonised and excluded. A class war is being fought, at the level of space. Along with this recapitulation of space goes an extensive iconography; a semiotics of exclusion which is spreading…”
- Mike Davis, City of Quartz.
“In more spatial terms, particularly in those areas hovering between private and public domains, skateboarders have encountered a politics of space similar to the experiences of the homeless.”
– Iain Borden, Skateboarding, Space and the City: Architecture and the Body.
“Like the homeless, skateboarders occupy urban space without engaging in economic activity of interiors, to the annoyance of building owners and managers.”
- Iain Borden, Skateboarding, Space and the City: Architecture and the Body.