What’s your story?
19. Oktober | 9:00 - 17:00
Stories have been around for as long as we can remember. They pass valuable information on from one generation to the next, between villages, across the world. They bring us together, they give us something to believe in, they help us to make sense of the world. Stories matter. Who is telling them matters.
Today, the warm flames of the fireside have been replaced with the cold glow of screens, allowing a multitude of conflicting stories into our heads, every minute of every day. It is very easy to get swept along in this sea of confusion, which can leave us feeling angry, sad, alone and hopeless. Yet these devices were designed to connect us, and they hold this original function stronger than ever before.
We believe that remembering and re-imagining our stories, and using the incredible technology at our fingertips constructively, rather than being used by it, gives us the means to have a say in how our collective future looks. This workshop takes a look into why we tell stories, the effects they have on us, and how we can use storytelling to create change in ourselves, our organisations, our communities and the world.
Join us for a day of fun as we explore storytelling together. We will use Participatory Video methods to learn how to make short films on our phones to create engaging content that can get the messages that are important to us to a global audience.
Theresa Wigley is a storyteller from South Africa. She has over 15 years experience in communications and is passionate about sharing her knowledge of media with others as she believes that stories are powerful tools that enable us to bridge divides and have important conversations that can bring about the change we wish to see in the world.