Urban areas are usually the center of individualism and loneliness, we live surrounded by human beings, but hardly ever know their names. This can have also an impact on children, which space to move freely is mostly restricted to their own flat. SVALE is a social initiative that wants to strive against this issue and connect children within an appartment building. Our aim is to open up already existing common spaces in apartment buildings to get young neighbors closer and enable strong community relationships. Staircases – SVALE for Gotheburgs‘s Swedes – become then a perfect space for children to play together and interact with the ones who live next door or floor.