Skating has become thoroughly embedded into the American story, and every suburb has a skatepark where soccer moms can safely take their fine young shredders and comfortably converse over finger sandwiches and decaf soy lattes. We say NO!
We are more interested in the kid with a curb, a ledge, a flight of stairs, and an overactive imagination. We love it when skaters creatively interact with their built environment and turn detritus into functional sculptural skate objects.
Our mission became clear: to repurpose an urban landscape, one filled with great blurry beauty and thrilling potential, one of the greatest American cities: Detroit. Macro Sea collaborated with Power House Productions and a multitude of local Detroit skaters and artists to design a full-blown found object skatepark.
Jocko Weyland, Macro Sea, Project Director
David Belt, Macro Sea, Executive Director
Mitch Cope and Gina Reichert, Powerhouse Productions
Nick Jaskey, James Baljo, Jon Brumit, Jerry Mraz, Jeff Karolskir, Vaughn Taormina
VISUALIZATION + DESIGN COLLABORATION
Cecilia Ramos, Cecilia E. Ramos Design
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT + ASSISTANCE
Rebecca Birmingham and Elise DeChard, Macro Sea
ADDITIONAL DESIGN CONSULTATION
Rob Erickson + Tony Farmer