Wednesday evening we had a creative clash for a few hours at the youth center Kulturplats Lagret in the old chocolate factory in Malmö and lots of other cool kids came by. They had collected plain white t-shirts and caps, piles of zippers, rivets, metal chains, glue on badges, and loads of markers in every colour possible. I brought a couple of sewing machines and it was pretty damn cool how fearlessly engaged they were in turning those t-shirts into personalized garments. Not even the kids that arranged the whole thing were used to sewing, so all kudos to them for trying out something new! I showed them how to sew zippers, screen print with open frames on wrinkled garments and so on and incidentally I asked if they by any chance had any spray cans. As it turned out they had a big cabinet filled to the rim with all colours imaginable and we started spraying like crazy. We had so much fun, I so wanna do something like this with them soon again.
Lagret is an awesome place for teens that I had no idea excisted, they can come there for free two evenings a week and realize any creative ideas they have and it's fully equiped with a recording studio, screen print equipment, lots of space, a chill out corner, good music, and anything you could need to draw, do graffitty, write, film, you name it. The best of all is that the projects are run by the teens themselves with a little help from a couple of grown ups.