THEY CALL THEMSELVES SKATERS, AND THE ACT OF SKATEBOARDING THEY CALL SKATING

exhibition organized at the gemeinde köln. köln, july 2020.

 the exhibition "they call themselves skaters, and the act of skateboarding they call skating" warns against stereotypical representations in skateboarding and invites skaters and non-skaters to influence the construction of identity, culture and society. skateboarders are often construted as a unified group, but it is made up of diverse individuals with intersecting identities that influence their experiences. not all skateboarders have the same access (and histories of access) to the city. their bodies are read differently in public.

the oracle for transfeminist technologies was part of the exhibition and invited viewers to take part in re-inventing technology – including skateboards! – as a way of re-imagining the city and how we perceive and (co)inhabit these spaces.