Skateistan: The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan

Skateistan: The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan!

Worldwide Book Release Party in Berlin – June 9th

Date: Saturday, June 9, 2012
Time: 6pm – late
Location: DAZ (Deutsches Architektur Zentrum), Köpenicker Straße 48/49, 10179 Berlin, Germany

Skateistan is releasing its first book, entitled Skateistan: The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan! The worldwide release party and exhibition for the book will take place on Saturday June 9 in Berlin at the DAZ (Deutsches Architektur Zentrum).

The release event for this limited edition publication will feature a mix of films, photographs, DJs, and a Q&A with members of the Skateistan team, including book contributors and the NGO’s Founder/Director Oliver Percovich. The exhibition will also be open the following day (Sunday) from 10am to 6pm.

Members of the press and the public are welcome to join Skateistan in celebrating the release of the book. Any questions or requests can be sent to [email protected].

About the Book:
Skateistan: The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan shares the strange and beautiful intersection of traditional Afghan society and a new generation of Afghan skateboarders and artists. Through a balance of words and photographs, the book tells the tale of ‘Skateistan’, which since 2007 has taught skateboarding and creative arts to girls and boys in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The book was designed by Skateistan’s Art Directors Alexandra Bald and Ana Lessing who are part of the C-D-A-P collective, which will also be organizing the release event.

Book Sponsored by: The Kindle Project and the Danish Embassy in Kabul.
See for full details about the book.

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