Trading Places Guerilla Knitting Event - Dublin

Kelly Byrne & Aoife Kennedy from Dublin youth group Trading Places (SWICN Computer Clubhouse) with Roger Rippin, Dublin City South Volunteer Centre, bridging the generational gap at their ‘guerrilla knitting’ event which took place across the city, funded by the Starbucks Youth Action programme in partnership with the Irish Youth Foundation


  • A ‘guerilla knitting’ event was organised in Dublin by local youth group, Trading Places. This project was funded by the Starbucks Youth Action programme, in partnership with the Irish Youth Foundation.
  • Participants in the knitting event were also filmed visiting and dressing a selection of 6 statues across the city with their knitted garments.
  • The aim of this project was to bring young people together with a group of local older citizens, helping to break down the generation gap by doing a fun activity together.