Cebu-born, Cebu-based STRAP proudly declares itself a home to skaters; by providing members of the community a safe, authentic haven to express themselves, the platform doubly functions as a ramp, instigating radical ideas into flight. Through propelling graphic conversations that elevate skate culture, STRAP emboldens its kinfolk to speak beyond the concrete.
Kintsugi is the centuries-old Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending fractures with gold. In a parallel space, skaters embrace the same ragged edges, proving that community isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Despite the propensity to clash, the charm of independent thinkers lies in their fearlessness to speak the truth. Although this unpredictable tension can feel uncomfortable at times, it is exactly what challenges a creative community to expand its frame of mind.