Folk art helps in the formation of environmental awareness

26 de fevereiro de 2016, por em Sem categoria
Folk art helps in the formation of environmental awareness

In recent years, re-use has been stimulated and even practiced with the topic and with the spread of socio-cultural and environmental projects involving children and young people in artistic workshops for the exchange of experiences, practical jokes, dialogues and interactions. Them has it all: from crayons and paints the selected materials from the trash to the Assembly of toys, musical instruments, decorative objects and utilities. Creative inventions arousing awareness of the garbage we produce.

In this scenario, there is clearly the positive results of projects made possible through specific legislation of tax incentives, both to the culture, as for the sport and the environment. Increasing the involvement of individuals and legal entities that are intended for part of their taxes to socio-cultural and environmental projects.

In 2006, I have had the opportunity to live with great artists and develop projects rich in this aspect of use of artistic languages as a vehicle for environmental education. I highlight here two striking designs: Reusing the Wasted and the Rhythmic Drumming, Recycled Garbage.

Reusing the High – almost 20 years of traditional cultures events occur in the region of Chapada dos Veadeiros (northeast of Goiás), more specifically in the town of St. George. The village, which has about 600 inhabitants, enough to receive during the holiday season a number of visitors 15 to 20 times greater than its population, making the collection and garbage disposal a big problem.

In July 2014, the project Reusing the Slap was developed during the event, using music workshops, crafts, toys and design, having the garbage as input for all activities. During a week the artists/craftsmen Guará, Dantas and Harsh Rao, along with the Group garbage Mouth, moved to the village of St. George broadcasting the environmental message of fun and playful way.

The project directly reached around 500 people of various ages and regions of Brazil, and several foreigners. Were reused approximately 1 ton of waste, transformed into musical instruments and art objects.

Rhythmic Drumming, Recycled garbage – Developed between 2006 to 2011 in the metropolitan region of Goiânia, the project aimed to the training of basic percussion blocks using materials taken from the trash like musical instruments.  Throughout this period, the project formed more than thirty permanent blocks (mainly with children and youth in situation of social vulnerability), with weekly tests, and performed hundreds of separate workshops in schools and institutions, in view of the young audience.

The project involved more than 2000 people, always worth of music and rhythm to promote environmental awareness, leading to reflection on responsible consumption and awareness on proper disposal of garbage.


Christiano V
eranoProdutor.  Acts in preparation, fundraising and management of artistic and socio-cultural projects. Runs the Myth Socioculturais.veranogo@ Projects