A skate oasis in the middle of the Greek crisis

 Architect Zarkos Varfis

Architect Zarkos Varfis

A great example of urban creative resilience from Greece - the Latraac skatepark project. There are building blocks of a new society being shaped, out of their cracked and hammered economic system. 

Here's the excellent blog, and a quote:

Greece’s economic scar tissue – disused buildings and cheap real estate – is already providing the foundations for socially engaged movements, collectives and independent groups to build an alternative recovery – creating new communities, social spaces and places for people to express themselves. Greece is rising like a phoenix from the flames to build a more cooperative society, whose health can’t be measured by economists in monetary terms or GDP figures. With its mainstream economy still flatlining, little-to-no foreign investment, and local government and businesses stretched to the limit by the crisis, it will be grassroots projects like Latraac that drive Greece’s resurgence.