Hello, how are you? It’s us again: your favorite Weekly Round-Up-ers. And boy do we have an immense seven day recap for you. In the wake of the Olympics, the world of skateboarding has gone into overdrive with social skate projects doing whatever it takes to increase their impact the world over. From surveys and summits, to research projects and pop-ups – here’s everything you need to get inspired this week!
THE GOODPUSH SUMMIT IS HERE
REGISTER FOR SEPTEMBER’S GATHERING NOW
Our partner organisation, The Goodpush Alliance, recently announced the second edition of their Goodpush Summit. A space for social skateboarding organizations and enthusiasts to share best practices and challenges, increase collaboration, and grow their peer support network. Put September 21-23rd in your diaries, and register here to take part.
ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END
OUR MOMA DESIGN STORE POP UP, POPS DOWN
It’s been amazing to see how much attention our limited edition collections with James Rosenquist and Raymond Pettibon have gathered in the Big Apple this year. But our incredible MoMA Design Store pop-up has sadly come to an end. Together we have spread the power of art to make lasting social change around the world. If you missed it, don’t worry, you can still buy these editions from wherever you are in the world, on our website and at store.moma.org.
SKATEBOARDING IN UNIVERSITIES?
NEFTALIE WILLIAMS IS THE WORLD’S RADDEST ACADEMIC
Neftalie Williams has been taking the world by storm with his amazing research projects into the impact of skateboarding on local and underserved communities, and has shown the relevance of race studies for the culture at large. Last week Forbes released a long-form piece on Dr. Williams, which beautifully depicts the immense scale of his project and accomplishments. Read all about it.
HAVE YOUR SAY FOR SOCIAL SKATE
SKATEISTAN & PUSHING BOARDERS ANNUAL SURVEY
It’s that time again – Skateistan and Pushing Boarders are calling on organisations to participate in their 4th annual survey of social skateboarding worldwide! Last year 117 projects participated, giving the most comprehensive picture of the social skate movement to date. Have you shared your expertise yet?
(Photo by Norma Ibarra)
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- Connecting wires with Ed TEMPLETON in brand new limited hand-signed collection