Have you ever answered a question like “What are you working on?” or “So, who do you work with?” with “Well, uhm, it’s complicated”? Then, this workshop is for you.
Are you profoundly empathetic, an amazing out-of-the-box thinker or a deep analytical thinker?
Then, this workshop needs you.
A. What's going to happen?
You can participate as either “Story” or as “Storyteller”:
Your “story” will become the center of an investigative group exercise. The messier your “story”, the better the workshop will be. Perhaps you are working on a project, but aren’t really sure what it is or have difficulty explaining it to people? Perhaps you are stuck in some kind of dilemma or conflict that you find difficult to get past? Perfect! We will take a significant amount of time to figure out what is going on and help you get on your way (again).
The outcome of the workshop (for you) will be text, diagrams, video and pictures that you can use to explain your story when those questions come up once more.
What kind of story? any story, but reflect on how it ties to health/social care+ technology +communities
A good storyteller is in the first place someone who can listen to someone’s story (even if it is your own). You’ll then get to ask questions, investigate, analyze, try to distil the essence of a story, receive feedback and start from the beginning again. Until we get it “right”.
You’ll learn and practice all sorts of skills valuable for telling your own stories when they need it. And of course you will discover all sorts of projects other people are working on. But mostly, you will have the deep satisfaction of having been able to help someone.
B. Participants Registration
Please follow the instructions on the event page: Storytelling Workshop.
C. What else?
We will practice some experimental identity/co-counseling methods in between story sessions. The goal here is to see if you can discover new, profound truths about your own story.
You will also be invited to provide feedback on the workshops methods themselves. Since they are quite new and/or relatively unknown, we welcome improvements and commentary.
Your output from the workshop: a professional kit
At the end of the day, we will have fleshed out together a number of strong narratives on care. In this case, this means engaging stories that participants can showcase later on to build support for their project. The person behind the “story” will gain:
- a hi-resolution photograph
- text and diagrams illustrating the story
- a short video recording
For the video, we will add a “scribe” and a “confessional” (video) booth. Only one participant can really be the focus during a certain period (I’d say min 30 minutes), so it restricts how many projects could be “processed”. However, that also means people can participate without being the “focus”, by being simply storytellers.
All material produced, including notes from the session… will be published under a creative commons license on edgeryders.eu (we’ll need a signed release form from each participant at beginning of workshop)
What should you bring along?
Ideally, a laptop per story, so we can start writing them down straight away and maybe publish by the end of the day some of them. (Natalia)
facilitators, add here, please. (DSLR cameras, special clothing etc)
Want to help organize this event and join a global team?
- Help translate the application from into French and Dutch, and update the FB and ER event pages with a more detailed breakdown of the session + get invitation to activists and others doing relevant work.
- Help with the participants communication: only participants who have filled in the form by 23/2/2016 can join us.
- Send out two email reminders with what participants need to send us in advance and what they need to bring with them (nice clothes, makeup, laptops, cameras, digital files with logos etc etc)
- Spread the word!
- Event on Edgeryders: https://edgeryders.eu/en/lote5/storytelling-workshop-narratives-of-care-2016
- Event on fb: https://www.facebook.com/events/872193402902331/