Wednesday 14th August

Pushing Boarders Malmö Launch

Weds 14th Aug // 17:00 - 20:00

Moriskan, Folkets Park


Skate! 2019 Exhibition Launch

Smörgåsboard Film Festival Opening, curated by 7Hills. Including world premiere of 7Hills the Film.

Skate sessions hosted by Skate Malmö Street

+ Academic Forum at Bryggeriet Skatepark hosted by Re-verb Skateboarding

(Exhibition, film festival & skate sessions continue all week!)

Thursday 15th August

Doors Open: 09:15

Pushing Boarders Opening: You Can Talk to Me

Thurs 15th Aug // 10:00 - 10:40

Bryggeriet Skatepark

We start the day by introducing a topic that will run through all of the panels at this year’s event – mental health in skateboarding. Opening this discussion are Scottish and Swedish legends, John Rattray and Madeleine Uggla who will speak about their own experience and research and outline possible ways to keep this conversation going throughout and after the event.

Speakers: John Rattray and Madeleine Uggla

Skate & Educate: From Classrooms to Communities

Thurs 15th Aug // 10:45 - 12:15

Bryggeriet Skatepark

From Skate After School to skateboarding in school, this panel of professionals and practitioners explore the potential of skateboarding as an immersive and transferable learning tool.

Balancing the freedom of self-taught switch flips with the rise in formal classes, how do we both learn skateboarding and learn from skateboarding?

Panel: John Dahlquist (Bryggeriet), Ryan Lay (Skate After School), Rhianon Bader (Skateistan / Goodpush), Dr. Esther Sayers (Goldsmiths University) & Dr. Jessica Forsyth (Harold Hunter Foundation)

Chair: Rick McCrank


University of Skate: Support Your Local Academic

Thurs 15th Aug // 13:00 - 14:30

Bryggeriet Skatepark

In this panel, a new generation of skate scholars discuss how a skater-led, inclusive, and critical approach to research can improve skateboarding and create better relationships between academia, skate charities and the skate industry.

Panel: Dr. Adelina Ong (Independent Researcher), Luke Cianciotto (University of Chicago), Dr. Indigo Willing (Griffith University), Sophie Friedel (University of Innsbruck), Dr. Dani Abulhawa (Sheffield Hallam)

Chairs: Dr. Sander Holsgens (Re-verb Skateboarding) & Stuart Maclure (Long Live Southbank)


Globally Stoked: Grass-Roots Skateboarding: Sponsored by the Skateroom

Thurs 15th Aug // 15:15 - 16:45

Bryggeriet Skatepark

For the past ten years skateboarders have watched in wonder as the stoke has been spread from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. A whole new skate charity ‘sector’ has emerged, but what does this mean for local populations?

In this panel, we hear from local skaters about their experiences working with International NGOs, and find out how skate scenes can be developed in a sustainable way with the communities’ needs at heart.

Panel: Ayanda Mnyandu (Skateistan, South Africa), Aram Sabbah (SkatePal, Palestine), Atita Verghese (Girl Skate India), Leyla Garboza (Concrete Jungle Foundation, Peru)

Chairs: Will Ascott & Ruby Mateja (Free Movement Skateboarding)

 + Skate sessions hosted by Skate Malmö Street

+ Smörgåsboard Film Festival: curated by Oyuki Matsumoto

Friday 16th August

Doors Open: 09:15

Editor’s Note: Brutally Honest Skate Journalism

Fri 16th Aug // 10:00 - 11:30

Moriskan, Folkets Park

As established print outlets fall and internet-based publications rise, space opens up for new voices to define what skateboarding is. How can journalists reflect the diversity of skateboarding today?

Panel: Lee Smith (Mission Statement), Christian Kerr (Jenkem), Norma Ibarra (Skate Witches / U Can Skate), Jin Yob Kim (The Quiet Leaf), Arthur Derrien (Free Skate Mag)

Chairs: Anthony Pappalardo (Author & Journalist) & Hannah Bailey (Photographer & Journalist)

Rage Against the Gaze: Prejudice and Allyship in Skateboarding

Fri 16th Aug // 12:00 - 13:30

Moriskan, Folkets Park

In a culture dominated by the masculine and the straight, industry insiders discuss their diverse experiences with identity within skateboarding and uncover the true prejudices at play. How can we all be better allies?

Panel: Lacey Baker, Yann Horowitz, Mark Nickels, Briana King (Display Only)

Chairs: Sam McGuire & Tobias Coughlin-Bogue (SKATEISM)

+ Skate sessions hosted by Skate Malmö Street

Anything at All

Fri 16th Aug // 20:00 - 21:00

Spegeln Cinema

Why, we wonder, so few words? For years we have sat watching the films that skaters make, filled the galleries hung with photos that skaters shoot. We’ve stood before paintings and walked slow, thoughtful laps around sculptures. But poems? Fiction? Tonight, for one hour, we shift our focus to language. Nine skaters will be given five minutes each to share essays, emails, stories, and writing of the most varied sorts.

Readings by: Lacey Baker, Sam McGuire, Ted Barrow, Kristin Ebeling, Anthony Pappalardo, Kava Garcia Vasquez, Adam Abada, and Sander Holsgens

Host: Kyle Beachy

+ Smörgåsboard Film Festival: curated by the Skate Witches

Saturday 17th August

Doors Open: 09:15

Sacred Spots: Defining Heritage in Skate Culture

Sat 17th Aug // 10:00 - 11:30

Moriskan, Folkets Park

Drawing from the cases of two iconic skate spots - Love Park in Philadelphia and Southbank in London - this panel explores why certain spaces generate a heightened sense of importance amongst skaters and how this cultural significance can be translated into preservation.

Panel: Stuart Maclure (Long Live Southbank), Brian Panebianco (Sabotage Crew), Dr. Pollyana Ruiz (University of Sussex), Dr. Paul O’ Connor (University of Hong Kong)

Chairs: Gustav Eden (Skate Malmö) & Betsy Gordon (Smithsonian Institution)

The Revolution Will Not Be Patronised

Sat 17th Aug // 12:00 - 13:30

Moriskan, Folkets Park

How do we break the male gaze, and, in the wake of some of the most interesting evolutions in skating for womxn, ensure equal opportunities for everyone? Ultimately, how do we create and support the revolution?

Panel: Candy Jacobs, Beatrice Domond, Kristin Ebeling (Skate Like A Girl), Mimi Knoop (Women’s Skate Alliance), Amber Edmondson (Women Skate the World),

Chair: Lucy Adams (Pro Skater / Skateboard England)

Bad Design is a Crime: Skate Friendly Cities

Sat 17th Aug // 14:15 - 15:45

Moriskan, Folkets Park

Whilst skaters all over the world fight to save their favourite spots from destruction, some cities are actively integrating skateboarding into public space. In this panel, pro skaters, architects and policy planners discuss the pros and cons of what happens when we try to make our cities more sustainably ‘skate-friendly’.

Panel: Leo Valls, Kristin Ebeling, Dr. Karin Book (University of Malmö), Fredrik Angner (White Arkitekter)

Chairs: Prof. Ocean Howell & Gustav Eden (Skate Malmö)

+ Skate sessions hosted by Skate Malmö Street

+ Smörgåsboard Film Festival: curated by Skate Nation

Doors Open: 09:15

Tech Will Save Us

Sun 18th Aug // 10:00 - 11:30

Nostalgic or progressive, VX or IG, or everything at once? This panel examines the role of technology and all things social, to create new skate gods and shine a light on unsung skaters across the globe.

Panelists: Imke Leerink (Girls Shred), Briana King (Display Only), Hans Smits (World Of Skateboarding), Ted Schmitz (Vent City)

Chair: Ted Barrow

 + Skate sessions hosted by Skate Malmö Street

Stay Core Stay Poor

Sun 18th Aug // 12:00 - 13:30

Let’s talk business: style + tricks ≠ money.

There’s more to the industry than skating itself. This panel explores the power of the industry to shape skateboarding, from the sacred ‘core’ to corporate ‘invasion’, Olympic dreams, and much more.

Panel: Nick Sharrat (The Palomino), Paul Shier (Adidas Skateboarding / Isle Skateboards), Kim Woozy (Mahfia TV), Josh Friedberg (USA Skateboarding), Claire Alleaume (Journalist)

Chair: Kyle Beachy (Vent City)

+ Smörgåsboard Film Festival: curated by Nikola Racan