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