While skateboarding was once considered a symbol of counter-culture, the discipline makes its debut at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Skateboarders have long been shaping the urban planning of cities and using skateboarding as a tool to reach out to young people. They form a brotherhood that transcends traditional cultural barriers. Musicians, athletes, artists, urban planners, feminists, the world of skateboarding brings together heterogeneous communities of all ages that understand each other, follow each other and welcome each other with open arms.
By looking at how the skateboard has taken root in a country, it is easy to illustrate the social and political issues that are far more difficult to identify. From public squares to no-go areas, from abandoned places to contemporary skateparks, Mathieu Cyr is skateboarding the world.