In Residence 2017

Words by Gustav Eden

Like any skate scene, Malmö has its crews, its styles and its spots. Loosely connected and loosely separated. Being part of it means being amazed at what the collective keeps achieving together. It also means being surprised by how removed different groups can be from each other.

The In Residence film project was instigated for several reasons. We wanted to shine a light on different crews that live and skate in Malmö at this specific time. We wanted to give them a project to unite around by offering a platform to broadcast themselves from. We also wanted to give the rest of Malmö and the world a peek into what other parts of the Malmö scene is up to. We did this by assigning a small budget and posting a deadline for December. One year to film – off you go!

The crews in residence this year were a loose collective of the younger skaters and students at Bryggeriets Gymnasium, the skaters hanging at Svampen as well as the female and queer skaters involved in Tösabidarna. The objective was to give the kids a time to shine, the Svampen Boys a collective project and the girls free reign to do what they wanted. Which turned out to be a zombie film.