A laboratory of personal and collective transformation.

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Participatory Action Research (PAR) will be one of the main methodologies we will be exploring together as a group. For this reason, it's great to know how familiar people are with it. Having previous experience with PAR is not a requirement.


Code of Conduct: RecrearMagnify is neither a summer school nor a vacation. The program will be a lot of fun and will require your full participation. Notice that sharing space with a bunch of people from all over can be quite a challenge. We cherish diversity. At Recrear, people of very different backgrounds and lifestyles share the same space, and we think that is great. This is an adventure for us all: be flexible, stay focused and have fun.

You are looking for a community to practice your growth…

We are too.

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Recrear Magnify is a residency program for those who seek to nourish their creative and reflective selves. For two weeks, you’ll find a home for your exploration. Every edition we come together around a question that invite you to strengthen your own social practice through participatory action research.

magnify 2022

Stromboli - italy

OCTOBER 1ST - 14TH, 2022


Partial Scholarships

** We offer partial scholarships to those who want to join us but cannot afford it.Interested? Reach out to us at**apply before July 15th!


16 people – a pop-up research community immersed in nature, The active volcano of Stromboli will be our living metaphor of  strength, fire, disruption – Much of the energy many of us have been experiencing during the pandemic.


  • Two weeks food and lodging at the Geo Residency in Stromboli 
  • A personal development course
  • Training in Participatory Action Research by Recrear’s experienced international trainers/researchers
  • All activities on the island


Does not include:

  • Transport to Stromboli
  • Insurance
  • VISA costs

We will come together around these questions:

We invite you to strengthen your own social practice through participatory action research.



Salvatore Ben Fredy

A local artisan and ceramist, Savatore will accompany us to create pottery and connect with the colors and energy of the island.


For this edition, we are happy to announce we will be located at the beautiful Geo residency, right at the beginning of the path to hike the volcano, 400 mt above the main square of the town. Geo is a residency with 14 apartments – Each apartment comes with a bathroom and furnished kitchen. The residency also has:

  • A patio with a bar and restaurant
  • A garden
  • Workshop space
  • A ceramic laboratory
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Elements of

the program

Personal Development
Engage with experiential learning techniques, theatre, and rituals to raise self-awareness and group consciousness. Magnify will hold space for you to become more present with yourself and the relationship building processes behind any community work.
PAR Training
Learn and practice Participatory Action Research (PAR) values, tools and principles to explore our learning question.We’ll discover that community experiences are co-created.
Learn and get inspired
Living and learning together encourages unexpected friendships and intimate partnerships.We’ll bring in partner organizations to help feedback into our own inquiry and share their own practices/experiences.
We are consolidating and expressing what we are learning and thinking about how we would like to transmit this with others. Following Magnify we will organise 3 Zoom gatherings and translate our learning into a multimedia site.


Of Magnify

Inside out

We create intentional space for self-exploration– from this place of self inquiry we invite more genuine connections with others. We overcome boundaries of nationality, race, religion and small-talk through group processes aimed at discovering that boundaries between people are fictional.

Knowledge generation

We embark on this collective exploration process inspired by the principles of Participatory Action Research. For those wanting to deepen learning and creative research practices in their work, there is no better way to learn than experiencing it first hand. Through action research we’ll discover how community experiences are co-created.

Heart to heart / face to face

Face-to-face encounters remain central to collective discovery. We don’t just ‘live under the same roof’, we create a lab for intercultural connection and self-exploration. By the end of our collective exploration, we’ll have created the foundation to make long-term collaboration possible.


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We strive to select a very diverse group for the program to learn as much as possible from each other. Young professionals interested in participatory research and/or community development, representatives from NGOs and other institutions interested in our model, students, artists interested in transforming their creative techniques into research methods… the list is long!

If you have read about our work and are excited about Recrear, you should most definitely apply. We are looking for people from all sorts of backgrounds with a passion for international and community development.

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