27 June 2024

José Vadi on skateboarding at the edge of culture and creativity

José Vadi, author of “Chipped: Writing from a Skateboarder’s Lens,” explores skateboarding as a unique window into California culture, both northern and southern. He discusses how skating serves as a form of self-empowerment and artistic expression, intertwining with music and writing. Vadi examines skateboarding’s evolution from a rebellious subculture to a global phenomenon. He reveals how skateboarding shapes public spaces, confronts mortality, and offers new perspectives on community and creativity.

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