Återskapa in Malmö a reuse center turning waste into art

Ok let me tell you about Återskapa. It´s a creative studio run by Carin and Cia. In English “Recreate”.  They offer crafting workshops and are also open for “Drop in Art”. (Check web for dates, next time 2nd of June)

The studio is filled with colorful and sturdy crafting materials that you can construct your own art piece. And get this!! It is all from waste materials. All of it!!! They don´t even use a gluegun, that is how hard core they are!

Återskapa hired me to take some pictures of their business and I was so impressed with their “think out of the box”- kind of thinking. I felt the need to share it with you. Cause I know you are also “out of the box”-thinkers.

They collect waste from big local manufactures who create anything from interior for cars and furniture to socks and 3D glasses. Instead of throwing this in the dumpster they donate it to the studio.

Cia and Carin encourage people to think creatively about waste materials, finding new use. I love this.
Every city should have programs like this.
Visit their facebook page here and read more about them at aterskapamalo.se

PS. Also they have the coolest uniforms: Old nurse robes from Cia´s mom. And yes you´ve met Cia before.

All photos by me, Jenny Brandt for Återskapa, Stapelbäddsgatan 3, Malmö.


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

May 28, 2013 at 23:31

Vilket fint litet reportage! Och så bra tänkt – av alla inblandade. Kreativitet hos stora och små. Utanför boxen och utanför papperskorgen. Yeah!


Jenny Brandt
May 29, 2013 at 06:59
– In reply to: enannanhelena

Haha kul medpapperskorgen.

Ja eller hur! Mycket bra grej.

May 29, 2013 at 09:23

That’s great! I think we have a place like this in The Netherlands in Rotterdam. No idea what the name is or if it still exists; I went there almost 15 years ago for a birthday party of a friend of mine. We could all craft and make things from only waste materul. It was great fun. Although I do think we used regular glue.

Jenny Dos Family
May 29, 2013 at 15:36
– In reply to: Marielle

yes it is great. there are a few in the US i´ve heard. and Australia as well.


May 29, 2013 at 12:14

Vilken underbar idé, och fantastiskt fint illustrerad ;) En stor eloge till dessa tjejer!

Jenny Dos Family
May 29, 2013 at 15:42
– In reply to: Pysselbolaget

Ni skulle kunna driva ett sånt projekt. Lika finurliga och kreativa!

May 29, 2013 at 18:28
– In reply to: Jenny Dos Family

Tack för tipset! Vad skulle jag göra utan er omvärldsbevakning. Jag måste nog åka på studiebesök – till Malmö!

May 29, 2013 at 18:32

Helt fantastiskt!!!!