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Rubén García Rubio was born in Zamora (Spain) on January 22, 1980. He graduated in Architecture at the Valladolid School of Architecture (ETSAV) in 2006 where he was distinguished with Honors in his final project. Master’s Degree in Architectural Restoration form Valladolid University and Roma Tre University and Postgraduate Diploma in Ar... / More

Celebrating 5 Years at Skateistan Kabul

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On October 29, 2009, the NGO Skateistan opened Afghanistan's first skateboard park. A group of 40 Afghan children, including girls and street-working kids, had been skateboarding for many months at an empty Soviet fountain in Kabul, and now had somewhere to call their own.

On November 9, 2014, the five year anniversary of Skateistan Kabul will be celebrated by hundreds of students, staff, alumni, families, officials, community members, and supporters. Local and international press are warmly invited to attend.

Built on land donated by the Afghan National Olympic Committee, the Skateistan Kabul "skate school" was designed to be much more than a skatepark, also featuring classrooms, offices, a library, and a multi-sport area. Its goal was to provide free educational and recreational programming to some of the most vulnerable Afghan girls and boys. Skateistan Kabul became a rare, safe space for children to play and learn.

Five years later, Skateistan Kabul has registed more than 1500 children into its award-winning sport and educational programming, and has more than 400 children attending each week. Dozens of Afghan youth have graduated from being Skateistan students to volunteers and staff, leading the next generation of Kabul skateboarders. More than 40% of Skateistan students are girls.

The 2014 anniversary event will include skateboarding demonstrations by the girls and boys of Skateistan, as well as various student performances (theatre, singing, film, speeches). The ten most iconic photos from the past five years will also be on exhibition.

Skateistan Kabul's success has since inspired replica projects in northern Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa.

Retrospective: 5 Years at Skateistan Kabul

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Professions Of The Future

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As technology evolves, what today seems science fiction may become the job market of tomorrow. Experts predict that 60% of employments in the next 10 years haven’t even been invented yet.Based on social, technological, economic, and environmental changes occurring today, companies such as Cana ...

’Frank Gehry is a really good dancer!’ Lily Jencks

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Phaidon speaks to the architect and landscape designer about her Maggie's Centre work with the Pritzker laureateLily JencksLilly Jencks has seen the detrimental effects bad architecture can have in delicate situations. Her mother, the garden designer Maggie Keswick Jencks, was diagnosed with can ...

San Fransokyo architects built a new world for Disney’s ’Big Hero 6’

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Concept art for “Big Hero 6″ showcases San Fransokyo during the day. (Disney)Before the directors of the new Walt Disney Animation movie “Big Hero 6″ settled on their story, they created the world in which it’s set: a jammed, vibrant place called San Fransokyo.A mash-up ...

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What It Could Be Like to Live on Mars

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Plans Courtesy Of Blue Planet Research - Bryan Christie DesignI'd always wanted to visit Mars. Instead I got Hawaii. There, about 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa, sits a geodesically domed habitat for testing crew psychology and technologies for boldly going. I did a four-month tour at t ...

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