It’s that time of the week again, this is THE SKATEROOM’s Weekly Round-up. Where we feed you all the latest news from the worlds of social skateboarding and art. These are the things which caught our attention or outright inspired us over the past seven days, we hope you’ll get as much joy out of them as we have.
HOW WOMEN’S SKATEBOARDING ROCKED THE OLYMPICS
AND WHY IT’S TIME WE ALL GAVE BACK
This week we spoke with Micaela Ramirez, founder & President, of Poseiden Foundation – a skate NGO which empowers women all over the world. As committee member of the US skateboarding federation and organizer of the Domincan Republic’s Olympic qualifiers, Micaela has unrivalled insight into how the almighty ‘Games’ have shaped skateboarding for women and the lesser developed countries. It’s not all champagne and gold medals.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANDY WARHOL
I GUESS THAT’S ONE WAY TO CELEBRATE
Serendipity III was a regular haunt for the pop-art master Andy Warhol. This NYC restaurant is something of a legendary spot for fans of the artist, and they know it. Which is why for Andy Warhol’s birthday this year, they’re serving up the dish he used to order every night. That’s one way to celebrate! For our part, we’ll be flaunting our Warhol editions proudly. Why not check them out?
TWO NEW SKATEPARK PROJECTS BEGIN!
BAGHDAD & BEIRUT GET SKATEPARK PLANNING UNDERWAY
We’re always on the lookout for new skatepark projects around the world. We’d love to fund all of them, maybe one day we’ll be able to. But in the meantime, we want to make sure you – our beloved and socially dedicated community – know how you can support even more change through the power of skateboarding. Baghdad and Beirut are both set to receive new skateparks in the coming months, so if you want to follow either project, now’s your chance.
A SYMBOL OF HOPE FOR BANGLADESH
BANGLADESHI STREET KIDS AID LAUNCH RED WHEEL SOCIETY
A new initiative, spearheaded by BKSA, will strengthen the global unity in skateboarding and raise awareness about their innovative skateboarding and educational programs in Bangladesh. More than 1.5 million children live and work on the streets of Bangladesh. BKSA’s Red Wheel Society will raise awareness and strengthen their mission to empower these young people through skateboarding. Find out more
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- The Philosophies of Jeff KOONS – THE SKATEROOM’s Second Collaboration with the Legendary Artist
- Michèle LAMY As Seen By Juergen TELLER In a Brand New Skateboard Art Collection
- Grant Applications Are Open – THE SKATEROOM’s Social Skate Project 2024
- Falling with CB HOYO, Evgen Čopi GORIŠEK, Pascal MÖHLMANN and THE SKATEROOM