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Convergencia

On-line version ISSN 2448-5799Print version ISSN 1405-1435

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CORTES-MURILLO, Jhon Carlos; PEREA-BAENA, Ita del Pilar  and  SARMIENTO-ROJAS, Johan. Parkour and Human Movement; Meanings and Significance of its Practice in Bogota. Convergencia [online]. 2019, vol.26, n.79, 006. ISSN 2448-5799.  https://doi.org/10.29101/crcs.v0i79.9302.

This study aims to interpret the experiences and meanings that traceurs —practitioners of parkour— configure in their relationship with the public spaces of the city of Bogota. This analysis is located in the perspective of human kinetics, taking the intentional movement as a central category. It is an interpretive and phenomenological study about the relationship between subject-space through movement-experience. This study used semi-structured individual interviews, as well as group discussion interviews, with the aim to understand the subjective characteristics and collective sense that defines such practice. The findings show creativity, adaptability and ecology of movement as fundamental characteristics of the activity, in which movements require a greater degree of delicacy to harmonize with and preserve the spaces of the city.

Keywords : parkour; mobility; intentional movement; body..

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