Suli Skatepark

- Sulaymaniyah, Iraq -


Suli Skatepark is our upcoming project to build a community skatepark in Sulaymaniyah, in the Kurdish region of Iraq. The city with a population of 1.6 million is the cultural as well as educational hub in the Kurdish region and has experienced significant growth after the Iraq war.

A small community of skaters in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq want to further develop skateboarding in their country by building a community skatepark. Suli Skatepark will provide youth with safe space for free expression.

Skateboarding in Iraq is fairly new. Thanks to a well-developed infrastructure in Sulaymaniyah, a small skateboarding community was able to emerge. In a conflict-affected region, skateboarding offers an alternative to the politics of war - it connects youth through a common passion.

During a visit in June 2017 we met with the Iocal skaters and were granted land from the municipality to build a 400 sq. meter concrete skatpark this May. 

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