Clip published in RIDE Channel.

In an effort to create a movement of “skateparks as public art,” Dubai’s Tashkeel Art Studio embarked on designing and building a skateable art sculpture that serves not only to provide a great place to skate but also to create a beautiful aesthetic dimension to the landscape. What was produced has become the world renown Tashkeel Ramp that spells “art” in Arabic. A symbol that it is indeed possible to combine utility and beauty in a single structure to inspire kids, change the skatepark construction dynamic, and perpetuate a movement where skateparks are viewed as functional art reflecting the performance art of skateboarding itself.