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17. June 2015

What’s the deal.. in Ljubljana?

by Hertha    Filed under: UncategorizedComments Off on What’s the deal.. in Ljubljana?

The what’s the deal? project in Ljubljana was all about graffiti. Find out more about graffiti history by reading this wonderful zine:

What’s the deal.. in Munich?

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This zine contains all information about the what’s the deal? project in Munich where the focus was on the skateboarding scene.

7. May 2015

Bike Lab Story in the Boneshaker Mag

by Uveber    Filed under: Hallein,Ljubljana,Munich,Project Reports,Uncategorized,Urban bikingComments Off on Bike Lab Story in the Boneshaker Mag

The adventures of the Muslauf team at Schmiede Hallein where they have held a Trike Lab workshop and their 2 day test-drive to Munich have received an very nice, 6 page coverage in the Boneshaker Magazine, featuring photos by Domen Ožbot and the beautyful illustrations by Ajda Fortuna.

Boneshaker is an advertisement-free quarterly, celebrating bicycles and the people who ride them. It is definelty one of the best looking magazines that we could enjoy not just for its content and the strong community touch, but also for its amazing design, photos and illustration.

As they say: “It is more about what bicycles can do than what they look like (…) no training tips, race diets or adverts. It’s not how much your bike weighs that matters, but where it takes you. It’s not how fast you got there, but what you saw on the way.”

Something we can certainly connect to.

A photo posted by Maki MCMLXXXVI (@maki42) on

6. May 2015

WTD Final Event program out now

by Hertha    Filed under: Design,Events,FSPU,Munich,Mural Art / Street Art,Nomadic Sculpture,Uncategorized,Urban biking,What's The Deal? generalComments Off on WTD Final Event program out now

Finally we can show you the program of the festival in June,  so take a look and prepare yourself for the big event!

Click on the Flyer to the left, to read it in English. The German version is the one to the right.

 

WTD_FLYER_ENG              WTD_Flyer

 

4. May 2015

Simon says… The Skateboarding Scene in Munich: Part 1

by Marcus    Filed under: Munich,Research Reports,Skateboarding,UncategorizedComments Off on Simon says… The Skateboarding Scene in Munich: Part 1

For our first clip we interviewed Simon “Esel” Schöllhorn, co-founder of SHRN Skateshop, based in the heart of Munich. The team started out in 2004 as a blog for skaters & lifestyle in Munich. Figuring out, that there is no skateshop around, which fulfills their needs of hanging on a cosy couch, chatting with other skaters, while watching skate-movies and having a nice cup of coffe from around the corner, they started the shop in 2013.

Now counting as one of the most credible skateshops in Munich. Simon told us about the importance of selling goods which aren’t made for mass production, but supporting articles of smaller companies made from skaters to skaters.
The awereness of sustainabilty is a certain fact within in the scene, but is not to be disposed yet. Especially the matter of expense is still a main reason why the usage of sustainable material is not positioned in every skaters mind yet. But as he tells us, cool ideas are on their way to change that missing link in the scene.

Simon says… The Skateboarding Scene in Munich: Part 1 from What’s the deal? on Vimeo.

28. November 2014

Simon says

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For our first clip we interviewed Simon “Esel” Schöllhorn, co-founder of SHRN Skateshop, based in the heart of Munich. The team started out in 2004 as a blog for skaters & lifestyle in Munich. Figuring out, that there is no skateshop around, which fulfills their needs of hanging on a cosy couch, chatting with other skaters, while watching skate-movies and having a nice cup of coffe from around the corner, they started the shop in 2013.
Now counting as one of the most credible skateshops in Munich. Simon told us about the importance of selling goods which aren’t made for mass production, but supporting articles of smaller companies made from skaters to skaters.
The awereness of sustainabilty is a certain fact within in the scene, but is not to be disposed yet. Especially the matter of expense is still a main reason why the usage of sustainable material is not positioned in every skaters mind yet. But as he tells us, cool ideas are on their way to change that missing link in the scene.

17. November 2014

Muslauf’s adventures in Hallein (and on their way to Munich)

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This will be a short post. Why? Because this entry features two documents that explain in detail about what happened to Muslaf team on their visit at Schmiede Hallein and on the ride to Munich.
For the inpatient, first there is a short video on what happene.
And for those who prefer to really go in depth, there is also an Issuu version of our fanzine. Even if you dont feel like reading, check out the amazing illustrations by Ajda Fortuna.

29. September 2014

Bike Builders

by Uveber    Filed under: Ljubljana,Uncategorized,Urban bikingComments Off on Bike Builders

The last video in the series about Ljubljana’s bike scene.

Interviewed are three bike builders from Ljubljana’s Muslauf society. They all start their builds by re-using old bike frames, giving them a new life, matched by their new purpose and the users’ needs.
All three of them have a unique and distinctive style and philosophy, but what connects them is a wish that the bikes would have a deeper personal meaning to the user, that they would be something more than the average bikes usually are – they perceive personalization as means of sustainability and responsibility in design.

Directed, shot and edited by Tilen Sepič.

22. September 2014

Pici Bici – A new video

by Uveber    Filed under: Ljubljana,Uncategorized,Urban biking,VIDEOSComments Off on Pici Bici – A new video

Here comes a new video about Ljublana’s bike scene.

Pici bici, this quirky bike little boutique on Celovška in Ljubljana first existed only as a web-store. But they have recently joined forces with Musverks bike shop and together they have moved into the Muslauf HQ. Hand in hand they form a homely DIY place where many urban bikers feel at home, socialize and sometimes just hang out a bit. It is not only a store + shop combination but rather a place for the community, a place where new bikes get devised, and old ones re-imagined, information within the community gets passed along and new trips are planned.
In the video people behind Pici Bici explain their view of Ljublana’s young bike scene which every day evolves in front of their eyes. We also get to learn why they started the store and get a bit of an insight about the schism of aesthetics vs. functionality when it comes to bikes.

Ljubljana’s Bike Scene 4/5: 4-5 PiciBici – Bicycyle boutique (DIY & Style vs. Function)

18. June 2014

DIY Skateparks / Ghetto Spots

by Marcus    Filed under: Munich,Research Reports,Skateboarding,UncategorizedComments Off on DIY Skateparks / Ghetto Spots


It all started out  in 1990  with a perfect location under the east end of the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon. A group of the local skateboard community started out building their own public skatepark without any permission and approval of the competent supervisory authority. Within the years, the city would eventually see the potential of the park, and in 1998 it was finally granted legal by the public authority. This park shall go down in history as a renegade for DIY-skatepark construction.

 

DIY Spot

“Like a magnifying glass in the sun, Burnside can witness a concentration of skill level unmatched anywhere.  You can see crazy, crazy things there.  Go, watch, learn, be humbled, excited and inspired.  It is amazing.”  http://www.skateoregon.com/Burnside/Burnside.html

 

The Burnside bowl counts as a pioneer under the DIY-parks. Ever since this inspiration, DIY- or ghetto-spots bloom all over the world and can be explored in all corners of this globe.

A nice example for innovative DIY-skatearchitecture in Europe ist the so called “2er” park in Hannover/Germany. It continuously is extended and offers space for artistic and creative action in every manner. The park is more or less thought as an open paricipation-project and as a spot for building “social sculptures” as the “2er Skate-association” declares.

Watch this inspiring video of the building of “2er”:  2er Skatpark

It is a long time coming to find something similar to this in Munich. Even though there are plenty of opportunities to skate in Munich, the ONE spot is still missing out, where skaters have room for development of a combined creative prospect of ramps, curves or whatever you can think of. As one of the most eligible spots for building a DIY-spot in Munich counts the back section oft the parking lot under the bridge called „Donnersberger Brücke“. Just as Burnside in Portland, this spot would be roofed and pretty much skateable to every season and weather condition of the year. Due to limited options as it is right now, this spot is unfortunately not very highly frequented throughout the year.

The space under the Donnersberger Brücke would be a perfect spot to overwinter the Nomadic Sculpture, if it wasn’t a private parking lot. But who knows? Maybe the Nomadic Sculpture could be the start of the first DIY-spot in Munich, as long as the city keeps their wrecking ball on hold.

Before fiction becomes reality, the guys of the Munich based skateshop „SHRN“ appropriated the problem of skate-prohibition on certain public spaces and rebuilt a certain part of the court house in Munich. This spot counts as an ideal spot to skate but is just impossible to do so, since security is pretty much aware of the perfectness of the spot to skaters. To skate the spot anyhow, was a goal the guys of “SHRN” wanted to fulfill. So they rebuilt the exact spot out of wood and set it up on the annual skate contest “Munich BE(A)ST”, where the local skaters could finally dedicate this famous spot.

 

 

On the weekend of June 27th/28th the second episode of the What’s the deal? project will take place at Candidplatz in Munich. There you will have the chance to see or sakte the Nomadic Sculpture for the first time, which is only built out of sustainable material.

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