I can’t help but look at this low-tech art project that uses stickers for creative revitalisation of urban areas and see a potentially awesome teen project. As David Gauntlett said, stickers are the most democratic social medium.
I can picture the project so well: arm teenagers with stickers, and encourage them write and stick them all over the library, or the neighborhood, or the town. There’s a certain innovation that quick, uncensored projects like this can give a person. Encouraging that kind of inspired thinking (limited medium, unlimited use), is what libraries do.
Of course, librarians would have to consider things like whether the stickers peeled off easily, and set parameters to prevent permanent unwanted sticker damage.
The purpose of this post isn’t really to push the brilliance of stickers. Instead I’m ruminating on the types of unusual, creative projects that we can do to inspire teens. Projects that cost little and mean a great deal.
Does anyone have any other ideas for a similar project? Comment below, and let me know.