THE JOURNAL

A place of inspiration, where our love of art, skateboarding and social change weave together through the medium of storytelling.

Celebrating 77 years of iconoclastic genius, with artist Paul McCARTHY

From giant inflatable buttplugs to tearing Trump a new one, it’s been a wild ride since we hooked up with Paul McCARTHY back in 2016. Here’s to many more years to come!

August 4, 2022
Le Retour - Rene MAGRITTE Skateboard Art

Summer Survival Kit: Editions to let the light into your home

So it’s summer, you’re throwing a BBQ, somebody’s brought a friend you don’t really know. On the way to the kitchen, you pass each other and, disaster(!), you have to make small talk. If only you had a conversation-worthy skateboard art edition hanging in your home. Well, we’ve collected together a few of our hotter hangers to save your soiree, just in time.

August 2, 2022
Concrete Jungle Foundation

Why just building skateparks isn’t enough! – THE SKATEROOM PODCAST 002

Concrete Jungle Foundation are experts in building skateboarding infrastructure all over the world. But they know that to really make lasting social change, you have to go further…

July 28, 2022
Skateistan A New Chapter

The wait is over. Our 2021 Activity Report has landed.

Every year THE SKATEROOM publishes an Activity Report. What is this fascinating thing? We hear you ask. How can I get my hands on it? We hear you cry. Well, we’re here to answer all those questions and more right now. And sorry to keep you waiting, we know you’ve been queuing for hours. 

July 12, 2022
The Invincible Summer

‘The Invincible Summer’ documentary premiere in Athens

‘The Invincible Summer’ – a deep dive into the work of Free Movement Skateboarding, an Athens-based NGO empowering migrant and local youth in Greece through skateboarding – will premiere on 12th July at Metaphor in Athens.

June 27, 2022
Free Movement Skateboarding

Does the world really need another podcast?

Episode One in the new THE SKATEROOM Podcast is here, featuring Will Ascott, Co-Founder of Free Movement Skateboarding.

June 16, 2022
Clown - Cindy SHERMAN triptych hand-signed

Cindy SHERMAN’s hand-signed skateboard editions – just dropped!

THE SKATEROOM drops a pair of skateboard triptych editions (50 hand-signed of each) depicting two of the photographic artist Cindy SHERMAN’s most legendary artworks, with 10% of all revenue going towards Free Movement Skateboarding in Greece.

June 8, 2022
Yoshitomo NARA - Skateboard Editions

The second Yoshitomo NARA skateboard art collection is here!

It’s official! The Japanese artist best known for his powerful portraits with eyes that appear simultaneously sweet & sinister, has released four new editions in aid of the award-winning international NGO, Skateistan, under THE SKATEROOM’s social impact business model.

May 12, 2022
the skateroom art exhibition

We came. We saw. We shred.

Looking back on our Weekend of Art, Skate and Social Change – one thing is clear: you had to be there.

May 9, 2022
black women skateboarding south africa

Black women at the heart of South African skateboarding: ‘Island Gals’

Karabo MOOKI’s photo series documents the women of color pushing the new soul of skateboarding in South Africa

May 3, 2022

New Louise BOURGEOIS collection empowers women through skateboarding and art

Today marks the release of one of our most exciting collections to date: 4 limited-run skateboard art pieces (100 per edition) addressing themes of femininity and struggle, with 10% of all revenue supporting Skateistan’s empowerment and education of young girls all over the world.

April 12, 2022
THE SKATEROOM Gallery EVENT

YOU ARE INVITED! A weekend of ART, SKATE and SOCIAL CHANGE – April 27-29th in Brussels!

From April 27, THE SKATEROOM welcomes you to our Brussels HQ and GALLERY for an activation which will create lasting social change in Morocco, through skateboarding.

April 7, 2022
mazunte skate project Elliot

Manifesting Mazunte: Elliot Stone is empowering kids at Oaxaca’s new skatepark

Ever felt like you were floating through life? Like one moment all was clear, and the next you were drifting out to sea? Elliot did.

March 17, 2022
Streetwize B Corp

Knowledge born on the streets: StreetwiZe empowers street-dwelling children through a very unique business model

We at THE SKATEROOM are big fans of StreetwiZe. The work this Belgium-born, globally-operating, organization does to empower children on the streets through education is inspiring to say the least.

March 15, 2022
skateistan afghanistan mubaraka bamyan

Leaving Afghanistan: Three Women Starting New Lives after the Taliban

Over the eight years we’ve been funding Skateistan’s mission to educate young people around the world through skateboarding, a lot has changed. Immense growth, thousands of smiling faces, and even an Oscar-winning documentary. But no change has been so dramatic as the one that took place in August 2021, when Taliban forces seized control of Afghanistan once again. The Taliban is making the future of woman in Afghanistan uncertain. 

March 7, 2022

Meeting Jago Stock, the 19-year-old filmmaker documenting Jamaica’s flourishing skate scene.

His two older siblings were born in India, a country that he’s visited often, and he never travels without a deck – or his camera. In June 2021, his twin passions came together in the most intense trip of his life: a six week volunteer placement in Jamaica. Arriving at Kingston’s new Freedom Skatepark (a Concrete Jungle Foundation project which THE SKATEROOM funded back in 2020), Jago started teaching photography, skating and set about filming for what would become the sensational Freedom To Flourish documentary. Had he imagined what community he would find growing in the midst of a global pandemic? We wanted to find out.

March 3, 2022
MARK GONZALES READY TO ARTICULATE SKATEBOARD ART HOME

Dropped! “READY TO ARTICULATE” by Mark GONZALES

THE SKATEROOM’s extremely-limited, hand-touched pieces – by ‘the most influential skateboarder of all time’ – is now LIVE!

February 24, 2022

How change happened in 2021

December 23, 2021
Robin Rhode Fragment Skateboards

Robin Rhode unveiling new artwork during Brussels Gallery Weekend

Three is the magic number. In this, our third collaboration with Rhode, we once again unite the artist with award-winning international organization Skateistan under THE SKATEROOM’s social entrepreneurship model. 10% of all revenue from this collection will go directly and without restriction to operations at the Johannesburg skatepark we helped build back in 2016.

August 26, 2021
Concrete Jungle Foundation in Jamaica - Skatepark

Sealing our Partnership with Concrete Jungle Foundation

We’re celebrating a new turn in our collaboration with Concrete Jungle Foundation NGO and sealing a new formal partnership to support their growth.

April 15, 2021
THE SKATEROOM Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2019

November 9, 2020
THE SKATEROOM ChangeNOW Summit Paris Grand Palais

ChangeNOW 2020

January 29, 2020
THE SKATEROOM Art Skateboard Art for social Impact

Call for Projects: Belgium

January 28, 2020
THE SKATEROOM Art for Social Impact Decathlon Vision

Decathlon Vision 2030

January 24, 2020
THE SKATEROOM Vik Muniz Interview Art Skateboard

Interview with Vik Muniz

December 4, 2019