Date of Completion
College of Arts and Science Honors
Street, BMX, Bikes, Urban Geography, Transgression, Socio-Spatial Process
Street BMX riders are transgressive actors within urban spaces who, through their riding, rescript social and spatial meanings within the city. My goal here is to unpack how riders subvert the dominant social and spatial order of urban space through their riding. I argue that riders challenge the assumed ‘order’ of the city, expose social and spatial boundaries, (re)interpet the spaces in which they ride, and ultimately (re)make space through riding and making videos to capture their performances.
Smith, Connor, "Riding the City: Renegade Spaces of Street BMX" (2019). UVM College of Arts and Sciences College Honors Theses. 62.