Workshop C.R.E.A.M. – Creative RE-use of Abandoned Materials

Workshop Reference number: 2012-1-IT2-GRU13-37468

Venue: Potenza – Italy

Date of the Workshop:  23/06/2013-29/06/2013

Subject area:                     Environment/Sustainable development   –    Consumer education   –   Artistic education, also including Arts and Crafts and Music

Working language(s):    EN-English

Target Group + Translation:

Adults interested to acquire knowledge, exemplary and creative practices about waste matters, ecological lifestyles in order to avoid the daily dynamics of disposable objects.

Main activities Programme + Programme translation:

The objective of the workshop is to stimulate the sensitization about the re-using of materials and the possibility to give new life to object s otherwise under-utilized or trashed.

The main activities of the workshop are directed to:

– think and get information about good dynamics of environment respect and protection

– stimulate the creativity, the imagination, the invention realising new objects

– explore the tactility and manual abilities of materials used daily

– live an interdisciplinary experience;

– recover, through creativity time, a space for the wellbeing.

1st DAY

Laboratory “Lamps & Co”: projecting and realisation of lamps and other furnishing accessories from scraps, waste matters;

2nd DAY

Laboratory “Paper sing”: explore the enormous different ways to use the paper in a context fragile and full of colour;

3rd DAY

Laboratory “Eco-chic”: creation of necklace and accessories from buttons;

4th DAY

Laboratory “Use and Re-Use”: give a new life to little and useful home objects starting from the garbage and thinking about a critical and ethical consumption.

5th DAY

Laboratory “Domestic souls”: create objects and little sculptures with pottery/ceramics fragments.

Expected outputs (especially in terms of the learning outcomes for the participants)

The workshop aims to offer the possibility to learn by doing in an amusing context.

Thanks to a series of laboratory activities mixed with theoretical activities, the participants will acquire knowledge about the realisation of objects from objects otherwise under-utilized or trashed (paper, plastic, ceramics, buttons etc.)

The workshop is divided in 5 different theoretical and practical laboratories.

Each laboratory will permit to produce an object thanks to the work of the group and of the creativity of each participant.

The approach of each laboratory is based on the principle by Bruno Munari called “Action game”: it is a pedagogic- didactic methodology able to break down language barriers and based on a creative use of the body language.

Workshop Organiser:

Youth Europe Service

Vico G.Lapenna snc

85100 Potenza

IT – Italy

Tel.: +39 0971 36622

Fax: +39 0971 21124





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Info about project WESHARE

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LLP Grundtvig Learning Partnership 2011-2013: We Share – Project coordinator Y.E.S.


The partnership is composed by 16 partners coming from Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.

The project aims to investigate – over Europe – new increasing lifestyles of sharing connected to an emerging movement where the focus shifts from “me” to “us” (examples: bike-sharing, urban gardens, office sharing, sustainable mobility). In effect, in recent years, the world economic crisis is changing the world and one of the effect is the increasing awareness around sustainability , environmental problems and about the consumerism system.                                                              In the economy of consumerism you are identified by what you own: your car, your house, your mobile. People in last period has discovered that is better to look for lifestyles more sustainable – not only environmentally but also economically and personally sustainable. One of the best sustainable choice is SHARING. In the economy of sharing, that thanks to the web is in creation, you are identified by what you are able to share: who you are linked to (ex. Facebook friends), who you network with and which ideas, pictures (Flickr), videos (Youtube), links, comments (Twitter) you share.

Project benefits:

  • giving an in-depth look at different generations
  • discovering a different way to connect with each other
  • developing a different behaviour more sustainable for the environment
  • living the community in a better way
  • rethinking the consumerism by highlighting how we consume rather than only what we consume
  • giving key competences in new businesses


  • older generations: are more used to feel comfortable in a sharing community cause of different habits popular when they were younger
  • new generations: the digital natives are permeated by the new media and they know how to use them for sharing ( i.e. internet, social networks)
  • institutions: it is possible and indispensable to teach our governors, starting from a local community, the benefits of a more sustainable way of life

It consists in:

  • collecting good practices, useful for public and private institutions, thanks to the volunteers activity that brings out the differences in a transnational overview
  • generating some elder-friendly guidelines to approach internet resources
  • creating an internet platform about the world of sharing

It will be disseminated through written and/or multimedia materials and ICT.

More info are available at:

WeShare website

WeShare blog

WeShare facebook page

European Shared Treasure database