Streetstyle: Skateboarding, Spatial Appropriation, and Dissent

Los Angeles may be planned or designed in a very fragmentary sense…but it is infinitely envisioned.Mike Davis, City of Quartz

If Los Angeles needed to be imagined prior to its existence, as Mike Davis contends in City of Quartz, the same might be said of skateboarding. Historically, Los Angeles was a mirage in the desert whose existence depended upon the realization of a fantasy …more.


Taro Nettleton is a Ph.D. student in the Visual and Cultural Studies program at the University of Rochester. In 2002, he curated Just Like Music: Sound in the MCA Artists’ Book Collection, an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. He has been skateboarding since 1985.


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