Parkour traceurs move against the backdrop of capital city, putting into
relief what is there. Glimpsed against the rectangles of the buildings of the
business sector, parkour is art set in its frame. This contemplation is as
much about the city as about parkour and unruly wandering.
Free running is a mode of bringing forth or revealing dimensions of the
physical and spiritual self through a particular type of urban gymnastics. It destabilizes
and disrupts technocapitalist meanings of a city’s physical and social landscapegoal of exploring how one’s body is shaped by the political geography of a late
for its practitioners. Parkour is ultimately a communion with one’s habitat, in the