The Workshop

On the mezzanine floor of the historic building that houses Shedia lies the workshop area of the Shedia Art upcycling project. This is a social, but also environmental project that promotes optimal ways to lessen our environmental footprint. It is a project that brings together love, solidarity, participation, social inclusion, creativity, innovation and the raising of environmental awareness.

It is here where past, unsold issues of the Greek street paper “Shedia” are upcycled, redesigned and transformed into high quality products. All products are handmade and unique, designed and produced in Greece, highlighting the zeal, dedication and talents of their creators.

The core vision of “Shediart“ is the creation of educational, training as well as employment opportunities for people who are homeless and/or live well below the poverty line, experiencing social exclusion at its most extreme, while actively encouraging and promoting their full social integration. 

The first group of beneficiaries consists of people of older age (over 50 years old) who have found themselves in the distribution network of the Greek street paper “Shedia”. They were invited to participate in free upcycling workshops, acquiring and developing the skills to transform something that, at first sight, may look and feel like “trash” (as is the case with a past issue of a magazine) into high quality products.

The workshop space is open to visitors who wish to see from up close and find out more about the process of transforming an old magazine, something that may look and feel like a piece of trash, into something beautiful.

The same space is hosting upcycling workshops on a regular basis. Anyone who wishes to learn how to create lovely handmade objects using paper from Shedia magazines is welcome to join in.


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