During 2020 to 2021, the #kidsedition initiative was a part of Visionsfonden which is a quest within the city of Helsingborg. #kidsedition offered associations and organizations financial support to children's groups to give their vision of what Helsingborg can look like in 2035. The goal was for the children to feel confident in the future and grow up with the knowledge that they can influence the city and their own future.
Associations and organizations could apply for SEK 5,000 to work with a group of children and young people (7-15 years) to develop a prototype (model) of the children's vision of Helsingborg 2035. This prototype could be almost anything; a robot, glitter cones, an audio or video recording or a major physical installation. The children's imagination, thoughts and dreams set the limits for what their prototype would be.
The initiative will hopefully be exhibition at the international city fair H22 during the summer of 2022. Five projects were funded, the participating associations and organizations were: Kvistofta Scoutkår, Helsingborgs Kampsportklubb, Svenska kyrkan Helsingborg, Fryshuset Helsingborg and HEJ UNGA HBG.
Alexandra was the initiator of the initiative and project manager during 2020 and half of 2021. The Swedish tv-station SVT came to the exhibition of the projects that were held at Tryckeriet in Helsingborg. You can see the television segment here and read more about the project here.