Guardian Feature – Anti-Skateboarding Devices
June 16th, 2014


“Anti-skateboarding architecture – in pictures”

“In the week that spikes and other hostile architecture devices have been in the news, photographer Marc Vallée has a book of striking images documenting the obstacles put in the way of skateboarders. The second edition is out now.”

My Anti-Skateboarding Devices project & zine was featured in the Guardian last week. Plus I’m quoted in this article by Ben Quinn on defensible architecture and the Camden Bench. The package also includes an interview with London skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 24.07.13. Anti-skateboarding devices at the 201 Bishopsgate/Broadgate Tower on Thursday 24 July 2013 in London, England. Anti-skateboarding devices and architecture are deployed by private corporations and local authorities. The aim is to reshape individual and group behavior and discourage skateboarders from using a particular public or semi public space. (Photo by Marc Vallée/ (c) Marc Vallée, 2013.