The Creative Workshop is a project born within the artistic section of GRT, Tutti Sopra Un Cielo (TS1C), and funded by the Waldensian Church. The project has been carried out in 2014 and even though it was initially thought for roma people and to be carried out in roma camps only, it has later been developed so then it could involve youth from all backgrounds.
The element that brought youth together was the design and creation of a work that could be done with clay and the aim of the project itself was to make it possible for young people with different background and from different countries to gather together and work towards a shared goal.
The activities have been carried out in the GRT office in Milan, where the young people have completed a big, dragon-shaped clay work. The beauty of this work is that it has been completely designed and created by the young and it has gave them a chance to get together, discuss ideas and methods and complete an art work.
Concerning the teathre instead, youth have presented a show called "Anthropometric" at the S. Fedele Teathre in Milan, with a big audience. This show narrates the lives of Roma people, their segregation and persecution and their itinerant story as well as their dream of a better future for their population.
The conclusion of this project did not mean the conclusion of the whole experience, in fact the work carried on with different activities and outside the GRT context. After the project, two of the Roma guys that have taken part in the project, have been asked to participate as support teachers in a local sculpture lab for children and this gave them the chance to engage with the local community as well as to further develop their skills.