“Take your skills to the streets”: Skateboarding and Social and Physical Urban Space

by Luiza Fonini Reis and Luisa Voss / Images: Ella Bowler Anthropology is the study of intersections, of community and its inherent conflict between the self and the other, and of the real and the ideal. Urban space hosts and embodies such clashes. In cities like Amsterdam, the infrastructure is used and lived in multiple ways all at the same time. A simultaneity that is ongoing, ever-evolving and, ever-diversifying. In the context of the second-year bachelor course Organizations and Anthropology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, we viewed the cityscape of Amsterdam through the lens of urban sports. Sports and fitness …

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