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In search of modern Kuba*

In search of modern Kuba*

“Now is no time
to think of what you do not have.
Think of what you can do
with that there is” 
― Ernest HemingwayThe Old Man and the Sea

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Endangered species: playground design and childhood | Part I

Endangered species: playground design and childhood | Part I
.’.. Municiple playgrounds are often as bleak as barrack squares and just as boring. You are not allowed to build a fire, you would head straight for juvenile court if you started to dig up the expensive tarmac to make a cave, there are no bricks or planks to build a house, no workshops for carpentry, mechanical work, painting or modelling and of course, no trees to climb...’ – Lady Allen critics on playgrounds design . 

  We have started placing playgrounds in a contemporary art galleries. I wonder how long it is going take for the museum to be built so we could bring our children to see what childhood was about. We often complain that todays’ children are growing up and getting mature faster, but who to blame if they are spending more and more of their time surrounded by adults. 

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