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The skateboard culture emerge from the street space, which simultaneously influences artists, designers, illustrators, musicians, writers, filmmakers and creatives. The Deka project focuses on this relationship between the urban culture of skateboarding and illustration and the expressions that this relationship trigger. To this research, various activities were structured throughout 2013, such as artistic events, a graphic diary and the participation on the ‘Milhões de Festa’ festival, with the outreach event ‘Dekalhões’, where was spurred an environment that combined art, illustration, music and local skaters, wrapped in a diverse audience. The action plan was structured in order to promote new artists and the skate culture in Northern Portugal, through research and analysis of intervention opportunities at public events, physical spaces and digital universes. It is sustained that this urban counter-culture is an opportunity to enhance and Express creativity and the case study of the research reinforces its potential to become a starting point for artistic intervention.


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