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Alexis Sablone

Not many architects skate for their country, and not many skateboarders design the parks they skate in. Kyla Marshell meets the woman at the center of an unusual Venn diagram.
Words by Kyla Marshell. Photography by Dominik Tarabanski.

When Alexis Sablone finds a moment to chat, she’s not coming from the skate park but from her art studio, where she’s got a sculpture made from tree branches underway. The seven-time X Games medalist, who started skating competitively when she was just 12, also has an undergraduate and master’s degree in architecture and practices out of New York. It’s a career hybrid that’s led to some imaginative results, including her design of a skate park, more aptly described as

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This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-six

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