In the early 2000s Milton Keynes had a problem with Skateboarders, who were drawn to skate the concrete and granite features of the city. Rather than shutting-down skateboarding throughout the city, MK Council worked with the skateboard community to find a solution. Their first output was the world’s first urban skate plaza: The Buszy.
This podcast, facilitated by the MK Skate Project, is hosted by Leo Sharp. A skateboarder himself, Leo talks to the two architects behind the Buszy Project: Andrew Armes and Richard Ferrington. What unfolds is a story of challenge and collaboration, which questions the very nature of the public spaces that we share every day.