The Knot

The urban gait surfer locates traces of itself throughout the archives of the city and the annals of its moving bodies. This city is understood as a history of structures and flows, each interplaying with the other, constraining the possibilities of the other, and creating the other anew. But these are by definition only partial traces, gratuitous appropriations from an ever-changing trajectory of nomadism (the flâneur, the psychogeographer, the surfer, the street skater, the parkour athlete) to situate a particular social, cultural and political moment, as the twisted plaits of a braid form a beautiful (and communicative) knot in a macramé pattern before separating to become elsewhere and when.

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