Urban Skateboarding

Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust (GGAT) and the EXIST skatepark will be working together to explore how skateboarders view heritage and the urban landscape around them – what is important to them, and why? We’ll be mapping, photographing and recording important places; for the skater, the whole city is useable terrain! Steps, benches and landscape features can all be opportunities for grinding, sliding and clearing, with tricks limited only by the technical skill, confidence and will of the rider!

We’re using traditional archaeological techniques to explore non-traditional archaeology, and helping young people and city decision-makers to understand each other’s points of view. Using maps, photographs, surveys and sketches, the young people will produce their own record of their own city, and share them with others.



Contact details:
Paul Huckfield
pwh@ggat.org.uk