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Iain Borden
Writer and cultural historian. UCL professor. Advocate for skateboarding, skateparks and diverse public space. Average skateboarder.
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Iain Borden 12h
I've just finished John O'Malley's amazing new book Urethane Revolution. It's a blast – full of on-the-edge-of-everything anecdotes, tales, info and pics from 1970s skateboarding. Think Hunter S. Thompson fulled by concrete, urethane and boom-time skateboarding.
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Iain Borden May 18
Maverick and Cambian
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Paul O'Connor May 17
Bollywood skateboarding movie in the works
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Iain Borden May 17
Folkestone, south-east UK.
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Iain Borden May 17
The amazing multi-million pound multi-storey @folkstone51 skatepark under construction right now. More pics and info
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Iain Borden May 17
Going to get this “As it moves, the material body matters. Contributors look to how the body moving for and about rational systems of science, medicine, markets, and geopolity shapes the social and material world in important and unexpected ways.”
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Iain Borden May 17
What will the skate scenes look like!?!?
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Innoskate May 16
Innoskate London Panel 1: 60 Years of Skateboard Innovation and Invention, featuring Paul Schmitt, Paul Sohi, Ryan Clements, with Demonstrations by local and professional skaters. Open to the public: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. For more info visit:
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Innoskate May 16
Innoskate London Panel 3: When Culture Meets Sport: Skateboarding & the Olympic Movement, featuring Pierre Fratter-Bardy, Emma Frost, Lucy Adams & Josh Friedberg. Open to the public: May 25, 4:30-5:00 p.m. For more info visit:
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Innoskate May 16
Innoskate London Panel 4: Innovation Driving Accessibility: Adaptive Skateboarding & the Road to the , w/ Cathy Holloway, Dan Mancina, Oscar Loreto, Aaron Fotheringham, Lily Rice, Jeff Brodie & Robert Brink. 3:45–4:15 p.m. More info:
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Iain Borden May 16
We now have an Innoskate poster. Skate, invent, eat, drink, and have fun! Here East, London, 10.00-18.00, Saturday 25 May,
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Iain Borden May 16
Can’t wait for this whole event
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Skateboard England May 14
This summer over 100,000 children will get to try skateboarding via skate schools. Some will love it, embrace the challenge & some may hate it. If you want to be skate coach, there are limited spaces on courses in LEEDS // BRIGHTON // CARDIFF - apply through our website!
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Iain Borden May 14
Replying to @Goblinmerchant
“Words are meaningless and forgettable”?!?!
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Iain Borden May 14
Replying to @cottonsunfun
Thanks, I really enjoyed the conversation
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Miki Vuckovich May 14
LONDON: I’ll be joining @suminaynay and @longlivesouthbank in London town on May 25 for a panel discussion on skateboarding, architecture, and public spaces (read: skateparks). These are some of my heroes of the modern movement, so this will …
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Iain Borden May 14
Skate, invent, eat, drink, and have fun! Honoured to participate in the skateboarding festival in London on 25 May.
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Iain Borden May 13
Mackenzie Eisenhour nails the words + skateboarding thing. Thanks Mac!
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Iain Borden May 13
Great conversation with everyone this evening. Thanks to all who came along.
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Iain Borden May 13
With Dan Adams, Jenna Selby, Winstan Whitter, Sam Griffin plus pizza and beers
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