My Playground: Parkour-Doku


(Vimeo Direktplayground, via Imaginary Foundation)

„My Playground“ ist eine neue Parkour-Doku von Kaspar Astrup Schröder, der auch schon die Doku über Dr. Nakamats drehte, hier hatte ich damals den Trailer dazu gepostet. Ich finde es ja sehr schön, dass der Film auf die üblichen Parkour-Bilder eher verzichtet und mit mehr Theorie unterfüttert ist, als herkömmliche Videos zum Freerunning.

The film explores the way Parkour and Freerunning is changing the perception of urban space and how the space is changing the traceurs and freerunners.

Mainly set in Copenhagen the film follows the making of the first dedicated parkour park in the world. Designed by the danish team, Team JiYo.

The film also travels around the world to Japan, United States, United Kingdom, and China to explore the common understanding of exploring the urban space seen from a traceur and freerunners perspective.

Founding architect of B.I.G. Architects, Bjarke Ingels in participating in exploring a untraditional path in perceiving a new approach to urban architecture and together with Team Jiyo he travels to Shanghai and Shenzhen to meet with a different people and culture. Does travelling to the other end of the world change our understanding of movement in the urban space that surrounds us?

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