Malmö is often considered a bit “bohemian”- why? Take a stroll in the city district Möllevången and see if you agree! This part of town is rich in culture in many ways and many of its residents are cultural workers. The whole area exudes different forms of creativity; beautiful graffiti scattered throughout the district, happenings, festivals and colourfully decorated restaurants and bars.
When out and about in my city, I’m constantly positively surprised by little curiosities that I haven’t encountered anywhere else. One of these curiosities is located by one of the entrances to Folkets Park. On either side of the entrance, there’s a large yellow box that opens and “folds out” to become a library and a wardrobe. Here you can browse for something to read, you can leave your old books or exchange one book for another. The same goes for the wardrobe: leave your old clothes (as long as they’re clean and in a good condition), swap something of what you’re wearing or add something to your outfit, it’s totally free! A total win-win situation: your old books and clothes are out of your hair; you, and anyone else can have something new; it’s environmentally friendly AND wallet-friendly! Initiatives like this make my heart “warm and fuzzy” – come to think of it, this sort of thing isn’t so “curious”, as it’s fairly common here in Malmö.
(Note that, due to being run on voluntary donations, the availability of no specific item can be guaranteed.)