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.
|Place of Publication||Newcastle upon Tyne, UK|
|Number of pages||36|
|Publication status||Published - 15 May 2012|