Skate Dots – more skateable spaces

17 June 2022

14:30 -16:00

The panel discussion will take place at the UCL East Pool Street site within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, that is scheduled to act as the host site for the permanent ‘skate dots’ that will form the final phase of the City Mill Skate project. How do we use this project to create more skateable places?

Meeting at the base of the ArcelorMittal Orbit at 2.15pm


Dr Iain Borden – UCL Bartlett
Dr Esther Sayers, City Mill Skate
Sam Griffin, City Mill Skate
Sam Wilkinson, UCL Head of Public Art UCL
Daryl Nobbs, Betongpark
Kaitlene Koranteng, Chair of Legacy Youth Board, LLDC

The discussion will cover the logistical challenges faced by the City Mill Skate team in delivering a program of community engagement and participatory design during the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns. Trace the CMS journey in building a proposal that will culminate in the creation of a new form of skateable space. A space that balances concerns around: the need for safe public spaces for a diverse set of user groups via skateable architecture, ensuring biodiversity, and also responding to the unique set of environmental concerns that govern Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park itself



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Image: Ruby Dolan skating a City Mill Skate dot prototype photo credit: Kingsford.


Meeting at the base of the ArcelorMittal Orbit 2.15 to to go the MACE canteen

Meeting at the base of the ArcelorMittal Orbit then enter the UCL construction compound for the event.

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