Since the earliest days of its existence, Milton Keynes has been at the forefront of UK skateboarding culture. During the 1980s and ’90s it was the skateboarding capital of the UK and is still a popular destination for street skating.
Between 2003-2006 MK native and skateboarder Lindsay Knight documented on film a period of change for the City’s street culture. What unfolds in I Heart MK is a story of contested public space, and transition for Milton Keynes’ skateboarders, and MK Council, as they work together to make space to skateboard in the city.
Lindsay has also recorded a new introduction to the film, encouraged by the 2019/2020 MK Skate Project. Both are available here to watch.
Over the past two years the MK Skate Project has worked with many generations of the city’s skateboarders to record their important history and to communicate these vital stories to the wider community. MK Skate was funded by MK Council and National Lottery Heritage Fund.
MK Skate Project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and MK Council.