UCL East


Students introduced to City Mill Skate during induction

25 January 2021

Last autumn, new UCL students were introduced to the City Mill Skate research project, which is building a proposal for the construction of permanent skateable objects at UCL East.

Screenshot of virtual event, showing Esther and the model of UCL East

During the Make the Most of UCL Culture week, the City Mill Skate team presented the research project to students and showcased the impressive skateable objects that the community had already created. 

City Mill Skate is led by Dr Esther Sayers and Sam Griffin – both researchers, artists and themselves skateboarders.

They are working with UCL Culture, the Bartlett School of Architecture, Urban Lab and the east London skateboarding community to develop, test and ultimately create a range of skateable architectural elements to be embedded into UCL East’s social spaces. These features are called ‘skate dots.

The 'Make the Most of UCL' campaign highlights to new students all the great opportunities and support available to them. It covers all areas of UCL, with blogs, videos and great events to get involved in.

You can watch the City Mill Skate video here.