MY PLAYGROUND: Urban Documentary

  • 24 Nov 2008
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Parkour is a sport on which you have to go from one point of the city to another as efficiently and quickly as possible, overcoming any obstacles in your way: walls, fences, trees, etc. This has made Parkour THE urban sport, included in recent pop culture music videos.

Danish film maker Kaspar Astrup Schröder is currently finishing MY PLAYGROUND, a documentary on movement, tricking, freerunning and parkour, and its relation with the urban spaces. This documentary will features scenes with parkour masters Team Jiyo and interviews with urban planners, local politicians, architects and philosophers.

The trailer uses the Mountain Dwellings by as playground for the traceurs. The film is expected to be premiered in the summer of 2009.

Cite: Basulto, David. "MY PLAYGROUND: Urban Documentary" 24 Nov 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <>
  • João

    really nice trailer, the teaser works… hope the whole movie is this nice, with the interviews and the movements… congrats…

  • Giuliano

    (L) it

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  • Vicente Gasco

    Saw this trailer teaser at BIG’s conference in the Politechnic University of Puerto Rico, really interesting film… this is also known as free running

  • kavita

    Very thought provoking and contemporary scenario….I guess,man will have to evolve and adapt to the built environment.This looks like fun (if you ignore the fumes/pollution/in the parking lots and the artificial environs of the rest of the building)but what will the older people &kidsdo at this “playground”????

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  • traceur kingston

    hi !! i really liked it i’m even a traceur (i practise parkour) and i study architecture this guys here has found a connection between theese two beautiful arts !! i hope i can do stuff like this in my country it’s very impressing ^^