A skyhigh art project to combat social exclusion

In Finland, there are up to 60 000 teens who are socially excluded. They feel this at first hand — yet their voices are often unheard. We wanted to raise these voices in a big way, to help children help themselves.

Three aspiring young artists from Finland met in Vuosaari Harbour, in Helsinki, to use a 380-tonne Mantsinen 300 crane as a paintbrush and produce 42 artworks which form the centrepiece of a global campaign to raise awareness of social exclusion among teenagers.

The paintings were created together with the world’s leading modern art museum and will be sold in December through digital auction — and all the proceeds will go for the NGO Hope and their work against social exclusion of kids.

We took part in turning our giant Mantsinen 300 crane into a paint brush to raise awareness for an important cause. #zeroexclusion

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