Duration: 3 hours
Research or learning phase (1 hour)
Designing and creative phase (2 hours)
Acquired skills and objectives:
- Discovering local visual culture
- Enhancing culture of origin and diversity
- Raising awareness about environment through recycling
- learning creative techniques
- experience in co-working (team and community building)
- skills in digital audio-visual content making
Recycling exercise with the
OrnaMental Maps technique
OrnaMental maps is a method to create half-consciously drawn geometric ornament on recycles objects based on a collection of ornaments.
Why to work with ornaments ?
Ornaments have dozens of different uses, functions and meanings broadcasting universal and very specific messages at the same time. Their main characteristics that make them apt to reuse and recycle :
they are free from ideology still they are closely connected to ethnic, religious or cultural identities
they can be adapted to many different material and digital artistic medias
there are easy and simple methods to create them even without having special artistic skills
creating them has a therapeutic aspect and a calming effect.
They are everywhere and it's possible to approach many different topics through them.
Step 1 (Introduction) :
Trainers explain what an ornament is, they show examples from different visual cultures