Janwaar Castle is a learning camp with a skatepark at its core. It's a social experiment and the goal is to transform the village of Janwaar into a wealthier and more prosperous place.

Janwaar Castle @TEDxGurugram

Janwaar Castle @TEDxGurugram

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in Blog, Talks/Interviews | No Comments

In November 2016 Ulrike, our founder, gave a TEDx talk in Gurgaon. She focussed on the impact the skatepark had on the entire village by telling stories from the kids. Enjoy!

A visit to India

A visit to India

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in Beyond Janwar Castle, Blog, Talks/Interviews | No Comments

The news of Nyjah Huston visiting Janwaar Castle went viral among the skateboarding community in India. For it isn’t everyday that a five-time Street League Skateboarding and six-time X-Games champion comes visiting. When Nyjah rolled out on the park for the first time, it’s probably the only time the kids took a backseat. There were […]

The Art Of Letting Go

The Art Of Letting Go

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Blog, Talks/Interviews | No Comments

I was working with The Church of London a few years back on the very first edition of Google’s THINK QUARTERLY. Luckily they’ve come back to me with their HUCKMAGAZINE which describes itself as: “Huck celebrates radical culture – people and movements that paddle against the flow. Inspired by DIY principles and rooted in the […]

Why I hate school, but love education!

Why I hate school, but love education!

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Blog, Talks/Interviews | No Comments

The Latest Spoken Word Video From Suli Breaks. #loveit

Skateboarding helps children develop positive behaviour!

Skateboarding helps children develop positive behaviour!

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Blog, Skatepark, Talks/Interviews | No Comments

Shake is an Indian skateboarder and one of the founders/owners of The Holy Stoked Skatepark. The park was built within 2 weeks with the help of more than 20 skateboarders from all around the world – sponsored by Levis. Read their story here. The park opened March 2013 tand it gives pleasure and hope to […]

“Schools are no good …”

“Schools are no good …”

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Blog, Talks/Interviews | No Comments

… says Choke from Ethopia. He is one of 43.000 Hamer living in southwestern Ethopia. They are a tribe with unique rituals such as a cattle-leaping ceremony that men go through in order to reach adulthood, whereupon young Hamer women get whipped to prove their love for their kinsmen. Most of the Hamer make their […]

Re-thinking the Way We Build Schools

Re-thinking the Way We Build Schools

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Blog, Talks/Interviews | No Comments

Exerpts of an interview Ulrike Reinhard conducted with Indy Johar, British architect with Indian roots. What he basically says is: “If you re-think education you can’t do it without re-thinking the way you build schools.” The entire interview you will find here, at we and the arts. It was done for this purpose. I have […]