In 1995 Thomas Marecki aka 'Marok' founded Lodown in Berlin, Germany, and developed it as an influential visual component of the international skateboard, surfing and graffiti scene. The magazine today also features contemporary art, music, film, fashion, lifestyle and literature.The magazine has won LeadAwards in 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2011.
'He [R. Buckminster Fuller] decided that he wanted to be an average individual who could apply himself to anything in the world. He could be brought into any situation and he could have something to contribute... The comprehensivist is an anti-specialist idea that he was trying to pick up on, and he said that it's because nature isn't about specialisation. When specialisation is dominant things don't work anymore. Extinction is the extreme outcome of specialisation'. Gavin Wade from 'upcycle this book: 26 texts by Gavin Wade & friends