In one of the more intriguing exhibits this publication has heard about, a halfpipe will be temporarily installed in the Fisher Building. Halfpipes are used by skateboarders, BMXers, snowboarders, and other practitioners of "extreme" sports to showcase in-air tricks.
was designed by the group Mkr City and is sponsored by The Platform
. The project, according to head curator Everard Findlay, "explores the idea of the commons, and the way that certain sports, such as skateboarding, transcend barriers of race, class, and culture to draw disparate groups into community."
The halfpipe will bisect the main lobby with room for Fisher Building patrons to walk underneath. The ramp will be open to the public, and Mkr City will soon be posting information on their Facebook page about how to apply.
Fisher Halfpipe will be open April 3 through 6. Check out the Facebook page for more information.