Body-Space-Relation in Parkour : Street Practices and Visual Representations

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Braune, I.

2021

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Media and Mapping Practices in the Middle East and North Africa

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Morocco, parkour, body, street

Resumen

Parkour today is a global subcultural scene that combines street with media practices. Parkour consists of a local moment, fundamentally concerned with the materiality of the street, and simultaneously of a global digital discourse, which involves millions of parkour actors. While the spatial knowledge requires a very close knowledge and tactile contact of the surface’s nature of space, the media representations seem to ref lect an opposite image, namely the detachedness of space. In this chapter, I will address the question of space-making and spatial practices in Morocco and the relation to parkour’s visual representations.

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