Skateboard

Jeff Grosso: 'I just ride skateboards, that’s what I do'
Skate

Jeff Grosso: 'I just ride skateboards, that’s what I do'

From the archive — When we spoke to skate legend Jeff Grosso in 2011 he was about to embark on the great second act of his public life.

Written by: Ed Andrews

Pushing Boarders wants to start a conversation
Skate

Pushing Boarders wants to start a conversation

‘The best #@£!ing conference’ — Now in its second year, Pushing Boarders is combining skate culture with academic rigour to push the scene forward.

Written by: Hannah Bailey

New London exhibition steps inside the city’s skate scene
Skate

New London exhibition steps inside the city’s skate scene

Skate and destroy — Winner – which celebrates skateboarding’s ongoing love affair with DIY culture – opens this week at Deptford’s Curve.

Written by: Dominique Sisley

Meet the artist bringing queer culture to skateboarding
Skate

Meet the artist bringing queer culture to skateboarding

Welcome to Unity — Through zines, boards, art and parties, Oakland-based artist Jeffrey Cheung is making skating more inclusive – creating a safe, judgement-free community for young outsiders.

Written by: Dominique Sisley

Blondey McCoy announces new London art show
Art

Blondey McCoy announces new London art show

‘Us and Chem’ — The Palace skater’s latest exhibition blends antidepressants, mental health and a collaboration with Damien Hirst.

Written by: Biju Belinky

The dark, gritty underbelly of the post-Soviet east
Photography

The dark, gritty underbelly of the post-Soviet east

Absurd in Abkhazia — After finding his first camera in a skip, Petr Barabakaa has been photographing the streets as only a skater could: fleeting and accident prone.

Written by: Ellie Howard

The best new surf and skate films Northern Europe has to offer
Surf

The best new surf and skate films Northern Europe has to offer

SoCal skate docs meet North Sea DIY surf movies — Hamburg's Nord Nordwest Surf Film Fest is a chance for the Northern European surf and skate community to come together and be counted. Founder Jens Steffenhagen shares his top picks.

Written by: Alex King

The Brussels teenagers defying cultural divisions
Reportage

The Brussels teenagers defying cultural divisions

Terror, division, skateboarding and unity in Brussels — Links to the Paris attacks put Brussels at the centre of Europe’s debate on immigration, throwing up some heated questions. Is a lack of integration leading to radicalised teens? But at Les Ursulines skatepark a refreshing counterpoint is thriving, as kids from all backgrounds skate together in peace.

Written by: Alex King

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