This month, everything begins at The SOURCE.

For 20 days the general public of Shanghai are welcome to experience the colorful history of CTRL through a series of prints that document its growth from a skate brand and a crew of friends to a rising contemporary fashion brand. Accompanying the Helsinki based photographer and editor of Kingpin, Tuukka Kaila will exhibit a selection of photographs from his ongoing project Based On Truth, documenting the life and coming of age of young adults in urban surroundings. The Shanghai World Expo is a platform for the individual nations to present themselves. SKATOPIA bridges nationalities through a common urban lifestyle. SKATOPIA aims to utilize the theme of “Better City Better Life" as the stage to promote skateboarding culture and values of carbon free transportation, sustainable living and aesthetic appreciation through multimedia installations, public artworks and music.

In conjunction with NO+CH 09, Finland’s alt-electro band, Uusi Fantasia, will perform at the exhibition opening and SKATOPIA launch.

Join us October 30th at 7 PM for the opening reception and project launch at The SOURCE Gallery, 158 Xinle Road. The exhibition runs from 31.10.-20.11., open daily from 11am til 10pm