Brujas BRUJAS: Training Facility
By the 1990s, the area around the Astor Place Cube was an epicenter of skateboarding culture. Arianna Gil of the feminist art collective BRUJAS, whose founding members were born and raised on the Lower East Side, remembers her first skateboarding adventures in the neighborhood’s many empty lots, most of which have now been developed. To compensate for Manhattan’s limited skateboarding opportunities in 2018, BRUJAS (Robin Giordani, Tabby Wakes, Sarah Snider, Ripley Soprano, Myles Sales, Taj Williams, Orlando Gil, Miles Giordani) invites industrial designer Jonathan Olivares to build a skate park in Performance Space New York’s new theater. People with a passion for skateboarding and radical politics are invited to join open skate sessions and sign up for collaborative peer-based workshops.
Organized by Arianna Gil
- May 24–June 9
- Wednesday–Sunday 12–6pm
- Open Skate Sessions Are Free