Parkour

Watch these videos:

This is Parkour and here’s how to do it.

Watching the videos, especially the first one, plays with one’s rigid conception of urban architecture. e.g. “walls are for dividing” and “stairs are for stepping up”. It was particularly impactful for me as Friday night I watched The Pianist, with awesome imagery of an European urban expanse reconfigured and then destroyed by war. Walls with great wholes in them make the category “wall” leaky.

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