How Urban Arts Are Transforming Asia's Youth Culture
An exhibition in Berlin spotlights how skateboarding, breakdancing, and street art are influencing Central and Eastern Asia.
It should come as no surprise that urban art can break down cultural boundaries, both within a society and across different groups. Despite the element of competitiveness that exists in urban arts (whether it be a breakdancing battle, the territorial wars of street artists, or global skateboarding tournaments) it all seems to move towards the spirit of global cooperation and cross-cultural understanding through the creation of communities.
As a testimony to this form of cooperation, a multi-pronged exhibition is being organized by Skateistan, Traverse, & Hip Hop Stützpunkt spotlighting urban cultures in Cambodia, Afghanistan, China and India through movie screenings, workshops, Skype-conferences, a music program, and fundraising in coordination with Berlin's Music Week (Sept. 6th – 12th).