My most successful placemaking project had a "culture and arts"- theme and was a sustainability strategy for a deprived neighborhood in the city Malm, Sweden. It fit in with Malm's ongoing plan for strengthening the social sustainability (and fabric) in the area and the implementation of placemaking strategies in unsafe public spaces. Two teams, a school class with 11-year old's and several young men that usually hang out in the center painted old pianos together with local actors. The pianos where then displayed in local public spaces, and music and dance activities accompanied that. The music project produced a string of positive implications. Several different groups of citizens were involved and expressed themselves in the public spaces. The school kids learned about their ability to influence their own area and how to use public spaces in creative ways. The young men, previously causing anxiety and uneasiness among local citizens, were included in a positive appropriation of the public spaces. Spray painting a piano as an outside event and handing out free hotdogs made people discover their positive sides. The encounters that the different activities caused have the potential of strengthening the area's social capital. They led to the rise of new or stronger collaboration between local actors, new or strengªthened contacts between local actors and local citizen, as well as between different groups of residents. The pianos also invited to a greater use of the central public spaces in the neighborhood, as families lingered there to let their children play and local pianists came by and performed.