Color Invasion

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Color Invasion

In the eyes of most foreigners Seved does not seem like a ghetto from the first impression, but taking a closer look into it, reveals the true identity of a very segregated neighborhood and beautifully diverse part of Malmö. Economic poverty, lack of jobs and violence are a constant struggle that people of Seved have to face, specially when we consider that many residents of this part of the city are coming from war-torn countries in the Middle East, Africa and back in the days from Latin America as well. In spite the fact that the situation is not easy around there, people are definitely more outgoing than other parts of Malmö, generally very friendly and there is definitely many incredibly hard-working too . However in recent times Seved has been usually mis-portrayed as a place where there’s only violence, gangs, and drugs; even though this is far from getting the bigger picture. In Seved it feels like you can get a decent picture of the world’s diversity; middle-eastern people, Africans, white-Swedish, Latinos, etc. same goes to languages; there you will hear many different ones, as well as being able to try out a wide variety of foods. As a consequence of the neighborhoods lack of interest by the state, many formal institutions and the media, Danielle Wendin and a group of graffiti artists got together some time ago with the plan to give the streets of Seved a big and colorful wall that will change the vibe and the grey color appearance of one of the neighborhood’s most iconic streets. Color Invasion It took a couple of weeks in total to be painted and the results of this idea can be seen in this video. We hope that this and the already existing murals in Seved won’t be the lasts that we will see, and we hope and aim to continue generating a more colorful and inspiring city of Malmö. Colorinvasion / Dansapunar [divider style=”top” ]