Tell us who you are and what you do.
I'm Lorenzo, I live in Brescia, I study graphic design and, in addition to this, I have many other passions and almost all of them originated from the skating world. Skating is simply not a world in which there is only one culture, that is, all just skateboarding, but it is a much larger world that connects art to design to music and it includes many other people with many passions and dreams. When you enter this beautiful world there are so many cultural influences that are not just those of skateboarding but also that of art and fashion.
Can you tell us a bit more about Pastafrolla Squad?
Pastafrolla Squad really is a squad, a group of people that simply started as a group of friends almost as a joke in 2014 and then later became a much larger thing, it became a brand, it was transformed into a collective of creatives, a mix of many things. This was born to get out of what was the state of oppression that we felt.
Skateboarding: what’s a misconception you can't stand?
One thing I don't approve of in this world is the word “poser” that a lot of skaters like to use but, after years of being part of this culture, I no longer feel that this word is important because it was born to create a sort of division, in the sense that if I tell you that you are a poser, I immediately exclude you. Instead, the skating world is completely the opposite. But the positive side is obviously everything else. Perhaps the union that exists, just friendships, it really creates... It binds you to people.
Do you believe in change? If so, what do you do?
I am a vegetarian and have been for almost 11 years. It's a small gesture that I do, but if everyone really united, there would be change.