Uddebo is a small village in Sweden, about a 100 kilometer’s drive from Gothenburg. It used to be the center of a region focused on the textile industry, but with the closing of its factories it fell into bad reputability and house prices plummeted. Eventually, this lead to an influx of new people looking to get out of the ever turning hamster wheel of capitalist society. Uddebo is now a small but burgeoning cultural center where locals and their friends are creating a shared space for cultural events, community life and experimental projects. Classes, lectures and workshops are held on topics as diverse as music, politics, and carpentry; cars are shared, small affordable houses are being planned, canoes are being paddled and art is being made.
The Yellow House is an old factory building in the middle of Uddebo that is being restored in order to become a café, studios for the local artists and a retail store for handicraft and art.