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 wide 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
THE ORNAMENTAL MAP TECHNIQUE
UP–CYCLED JEWELLERY CREATION
THE ORNAMENTAL CITY MAP OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
CREATIVE CITY CROSSING IN MATERA
TAPE SCRATCHING TECHNIQUE
COLLECTING TRACES WITH THE FROTTAGE TECHNIQUE
THE COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT
STOP-MOTION MOVIE MAKING
CITY WALK IN MATERA
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.
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.