“I learned how to skate in ramps and it’s a really good feeling! When you get the tricks, you have friends that support you and you feel stronger; you feel like you can do it.”
Tati is a member of a community of rollerskaters we met at the Lynch Family Skatepark, where we observed the care, joy and growth they share with each other. Tati talked about the experience of coming into a space that’s traditionally white and male – and the ways they have made space for themselves and their friends.
Tati inspired us to push ourselves and celebrate our progress with each other.
The project: We’re working with the Charles River Conservancy to create a strategy for art in the skatepark, considering how this public space can reflect the cultures and subcultures of the folks who find community there. Check out Tati skating at the park here.