REC/reate is a project co-funded by Regione Toscana to engage local communities and experiment new networking models through contemporary art (weaving, photography, videoart).

REC/reate is a technologically avant-garde project that combines digital fabrication (in its most eco-friendly form) and traditional practices, putting technology and design at the service of creativity.

One of the creative, ethical and sustainable project outputs is a textile weaving loom tailored to people with disabilities who become protagonists of artistic creation and craftmanship. In this way, besides fostering an empowerment process, the project will stimulate the acquisition of technical skills through the active participation in artistic activities and co-design activities in collaboration with artisans, designers, technology experts and makers.

The textile weaving loom is augmented with additional features to make the weaving activities easy, pleasant and creative.

Partners: Siena Art Institute, Santa Chiara Fab Lab, Visionaria, Associazione Riabilita, Associazione TVSpenta, Fondazione Musei Senesi, Assocanapa, National Academy of the Arts Lahore, School of Fine Arts, Athens, University of Thessaloniki, Craft Council of Ireland.