Coral garden –
the upcycling reef to create together!

A project from March to October 2021

Coral reefs – the rainforests of the sea – are colorful, diverse and full of species. Unfortunately, many reefs are under severe threat – from the effects of climate change and pollution. The project ” Korallengarten – upcycle a reef together!” wanted to draw attention to this fragile habitat and create an upcycled reef through collective handwork at the Übersee-Museum Bremen. So many different corals were created from already used materials or “not-in-use” objects. Whether crocheting, braiding, knitting, twisting or knotting – everyone could learn new things or develop them! Until October 16, 2021, the corals could be brought to the Übersee-Museum Bremen, until autumn 2022 the colorful coral reef is shown in the Oceania-Exhibition of the Übersee-Museum.

Creative dive – instructions & suggestions

To get started on the project, whether as an individual or a group, we’ve compiled PDFs with the project details, ideas, and instructions here.

Coral inspiration

Check out the Übersee Museum’s interactive reef. Here you can discover some coral species in the Red Sea

Zum interaktiven Korallenriff