RE-STOR-E is a method designed for trainers, youth-workers, and educators who work within different organisations helping vulnerable people with refugee or migrant background.

 

RE-STOR-E is a collection of c. 40 practices offering you a wild range of activities based on visual creation and visual communication and designed to implement objectives related to integration, environmental consciousness and digital skills.

MAPPING SENSORIAL TRACES IN THE  CITY

MAPPING SENSORIAL TRACES IN THE CITY

THE ORNAMENTAL MAP TECHNIQUE

THE ORNAMENTAL MAP TECHNIQUE

UP–CYCLED JEWELLERY CREATION

UP–CYCLED JEWELLERY CREATION

THE ORNAMENTAL CITY MAP  OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

THE ORNAMENTAL CITY MAP OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

CREATIVE CITY CROSSING IN MATERA

CREATIVE CITY CROSSING IN MATERA

TAPE SCRATCHING TECHNIQUE

TAPE SCRATCHING TECHNIQUE

FOUND POETRY

FOUND POETRY

COLLECTING TRACES WITH THE FROTTAGE TECHNIQUE

COLLECTING TRACES WITH THE FROTTAGE TECHNIQUE

THE COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT

THE COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT

STOP-MOTION  MOVIE MAKING

STOP-MOTION MOVIE MAKING

CITY WALK IN MATERA

CITY WALK IN MATERA

THE  COLLECTIVE MAP

THE COLLECTIVE MAP

Whether your organisation's objective is to improve communication and linguistic skills or to awake consciousness about climate change and environmental protection or even to provide assistance in the use of numerous digital tools, essential to everyday life, you will find here tools and methods that you may use as activities complementing those that you already implement.

The power or visual expression and visual communication is used here to offer a more complex experience in environment, local visual culture, interaction with local people, self awareness through an active and practical based learning.

How does it work ?

RE-STOR-E method is based on a sequence of two, three or four workshops sessions consisting of two main phases: a discovery phase and a creative phase. Nevertheless, you can also implement it within a short version of 3 or 4 hours (See workshop's examples).

To set up a comprehensive RE-STOR-E workshop, we suggest you to introduce it with one of our ice-breaking and group building activities also related to visual communication. You can also choose between different digital tools and creative techniques which may accompany the discovery phase and the creative phase.

 

The particularity of RE-STOR-E's interactive handbook is its modulability. You can combine different activities composing your own "menu" with

a) one or more ice-breaking and group-building activities b) a discovery activity

c) a creative activity

d) one ore more creative digital tools used during the activities or even as a creative activity in itself.

Accordingly, you may decide either to strengthen one specific skill in different ways and to concentrate on one objective throughout the whole workshop or you may choose to define more than one objectives while combining the activities.

 

What makes the discovery and creative phases modulable is that discovery activities are also accompanied by creative tasks such as making photos and videos, collecting objects or both. Thus, the products of the discovery phase can be used as a starting point or as raw materials for the creative phase. 

 

Creative phase
Discovery phase
Collections of images, objects, ornaments

At the beginning of each activity description, you find a list of specific objectives, the material needed and tips or special constraints linked to the activity implementation.

At the bottom of each page, you find some suggestions to combine this activity with others. The suggestions are based on combination we have tried out within local workshops and transnational trainings. But feel free to create a combination with any other activity that fit to your own preferences. 

The lists contain links that lead you to other activity descriptions.

The following symbols associated to each activity facilitate your navigation in the handbook by type of activity:

Creative phase activity

Digital tools & creations

If you want  to discover other activities of the same type, go to the bottom of the page and press the button that will redirect you to the list of activities of the same category.

You can also search in the handbook's content using keywords. Under each keyword, you will find a list of activities marked with the same symbols: