About REmida

REmida; discover the creative possibility!

We source unique materials and repurpose them for fun experiences that bring people together!

Our goal is to inspire the Perth community to think differently about waste materials!

REmida brings a fresh view to waste materials, helping people to see the creative possibility in reuse. When you re-think these oddments, you discover they are one-of-a-kind! A mishmash of materials that nurture innovation, creativity and communication.

REmida runs workshops for schools, childcare centres and organisations. Our workshops encourage adults and children to get creative with unusual and obscure items. We support participants to bring fresh ideas to old and discarded products, making them new again through creative reuse. REmida workshops prompt participants to re-think their attitudes to waste and sustainability.

With our simple membership system REmida’s materials are available to schools, childcare centres, artists and families. You can also find us at festivals and events, our facilitators provide interactive experiences and craft workshops.

The Reggio Emilia Approach

REmida; Building a Better Future

Reggio Emilia is a town in Northern Italy that developed a unique approach to teaching and learning. This approach is known as the 'Reggio Approach' and has inspired educators around the world. In the aftermath of World War II the Reggio Emilia community wanted to build a better future for their children. From devastation and destruction grew innovation and creativity in the Reggio Approach!

With the vision and dedication of Loris Malaguzzi, a young teacher, the people of Reggio Emilia developed a holistic, child centered approach to education. Parents, grandparents, friends and neighbours all worked together to make this vision a reality. Today their dedication is changing the lives of children all around the world!

Our image of the child is rich in potential, strong, powerful, competent and, most of all, connected to adults and children
-Loris Malaguzzi

What is the Reggio Approach?

Why Are We Passionate About the Reggio Approach?

Our History

REmida has grown from humble beginnings to a visionary leader in sustainable reuse.

In 2004 the teachers and parents of Bold Park Community School collected a 1000 containers of waste materials. These materials became a feature in the artistic installation 'Materials in Dialogue' which was set-up in Forrest Place, in the heart of Perth. This installation inspired the community to rethink waste and discover the endless possibilities of reusable materials.

By 2005 the REmida centre opened at the old Cairne TAFE campus and exhibited the 'Sculptures of Identity'. This body of work highlighted the many expressions of identity from children in the local community. From here REmida began to grow and evolve, building relationships with members, volunteers and suppliers.

In 2008 REmida WA was incorporated and relocated to a larger premises allowing the centre to attract even more enthusiastic members!

2016 is set to be another exciting year in the REmida journey. With a new mobile responsive website even more people can discover REmida's workshops and materials.

Perth's has a rapidly growing community who want to embrace sustainable practises, watch this space as REmida is set to lead the way in creative reuse!