15 July 2013
"Urban Hope has been marked by the uniqueness of all the individuals who walk through that purple door."
Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining the Monday night Drop in. I came to do some screen-printing with some of the Urban Hopefuls. We were all printing the same logo, but they all came out a little differently, and each young person had made that mark, printed that logo and made it their own. As some of them grew in confidence with using the screen, experiments with colour began, with different degrees of success!!
The screen at the end looked like a bit of a work of art, with its layers of colours and marks. Each layer had been made by one of those individuals and will stain that screen for a long time. It struck me as they experimented, at the desire to make things unique, and the ease at which they did this.
This space was theirs.
Urban Hope has been marked by the uniqueness of all the individuals who walk through that purple door.
The more I volunteer at Urban Hope the more I see that these rooms are their space and young people have made their mark through the years, Urban Hope evolves and moves starting where the young people are at.
What a layered, colourful and beautiful place it is, because of all those people who have been here and made their mark!