What’s at stake: Make kids skate

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San Skate offers street kids in San Luis a new perspective on life with the benefits of skateboarding. In Santo Domingo, the poverty-stricken district of the Dominican capital, learning to skate has given the children and teenagers much hope and joy over the years. But the lessons of the free skateboarding school always took place on flat basketball courts. The nearest skatepark is many kilometers away, and outings were rare or impossible. The aspiring Tony Hawkses of Central America yearned for a proper local skatepark near them to practice their newest tricks. They needed a solid public skatepark fundraising strategy, so German-born San Skate leader Isabel Krackau gave Knorke a call – and we happily answered with Wheel2Wall.

Knorke Raises Over €10,000 to Cover the Cost to Build a Skatepark


To raise money for the San Skate Park, Knorke drummed up over 100 international artists and provided them with donated skateboard decks, both used and new. The artists rose to the challenge and created around 130 unique skateboard decks with cool designs in a wide variety of styles. Exhibitions of the skateboard decor followed at various locations in Berlin and Cologne. The painted skateboards found new owners during the ongoing sales at the events and in a parallel Startnext crowdfunding campaign. On December 13, 2017, the time had come: we cracked the 10,000 Euro milestone! 100% of all proceeds went to the San Skate charity project to build a local skatepark.

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Knorke worked on this project completely free of charge. We developed and created the websites for San Skate and Wheel2Wall, including corporate design, handled the communication with the artists, organized the exhibitions, managed the Startnext crowdfunding campaign, signed up sponsors, and finally enabled the construction of the local skatepark. The sale of the remaining boards continues, as does the planning of the park in collaboration with the dedicated landscape architects of Betonlandschaften e.V., who build concrete skateparks.

100 Artists, 100 Styles – The Skateboard Wall Art Exhibitions


A total of 115 artists have immortalized themselves on the unusual canvas of the skateboard deck, creating over 130 unique pieces. From classical painting and design to graffiti, street art, and tape art, the painted skateboards feature a vast array of styles. The theme of the first exhibition at Neurotitan was '100 artists – 6 days – 1 goal'. Projection mapping welcomed the visitors, and a fingerboard park invited them to play. In the meantime, a sketch battle and live painting gave some of the participating artists a chance to show off their skills. We also showcased the skateboard art in Cologne and various smaller locations in Berlin and the Artcarden. For the grand finale, Wheel2Wall took over Berlin's renowned Urban Spree Gallery for one day – to promote the skateboard deck art and raise enough money to cover the skatepark costs.

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San Skate offers street kids in San Luis a new perspective on life: skateboarding. In the poverty-stricken district of the Dominican capital Santo Domingo, children and teenagers have enjoyed taking part in external skateboarding courses and outings for a number of years. What the aspiring Tony Hawkses of Central America were missing was a proper local skatepark to practice their newest tricks. At this point, German-born San Skate leader Isabel Krackau gave Knorke a call — and we happily answered with Wheel2Wall.

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