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7 May 2024

Episode 656

31 minutes


Photo: Felix Speller

How has a plank of wood with four wheels ollied, kick-flipped and carved itself a space in design history? The team considers the humble skateboard’s effect on the industry.

7 May 2024

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Chapter 1

9 minutes


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Chapter 1

‘Skateboard’

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Tory Turk, co-curator of the Design Museum’s ‘Skateboard’ exhibition, shares the history of the skateboard and changing attitudes towards the sport.

9 minutes

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‘Skateboard’

Chapter 2

10 minutes


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Chapter 2

Iain Borden

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The architectural historian discusses street skating and its relationship with public space.

10 minutes

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Chapter 3

4 minutes


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Chapter 3

Fashion

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Monocle’s Steph Chungu ponders the ways in which skateboarding has influenced fashion.

4 minutes

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Fashion

Chapter 4

4 minutes


Photo: Felix Speller for the Design Museum

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Chapter 4

Betongpark

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Nic Monisse heads to Hackney Bumps to meet Stuart Maclure of Betongpark, an international design practice that creates sculptural skateparks.

4 minutes

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