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)