Watch videos made by young people and highlights from our webinars with guest experts

Athens on film: stories from our transnational workshop

At our workshop in Athens, participants from Germany explore the historic sites of the ancient city.
“To tell our stories we need to find new experiences.” Visitors from Spain find inspiration in the spirit of Athens.
Our hosts in Athens share their city in a short film giving us a glimpse of hidden spaces and alternative histories.
The long climb to the Acropolis is worth it for young people from Sweden, who introduce their film with reflections on telling and retelling history.

Webinar highlights

Alina Siegfried, storyteller, narrative strategist, and spoken word artist, talks about the ways in which ‘storytelling and narrative shape the world around us’, and the new possibilities we can imagine through new myths.
Riel Miller, UNESCO’s Head of Foresight, discusses the ways in which our expectations shape our understanding of the future, the power structures which underlie the ways in which the future is perceived, and the importance of embracing uncertainty.
Rapper and storyteller Alim Kamara in which he talks about the way stories can transport us, the importance of getting rid of ‘stinkin thinkin’, and the role of the storyteller in helping people to ‘navigate this thing called life’.
Timothy Mark, founder of “Family Tree International“, Graz, Austria, discusses the artistic process of a sculptor, and how he opens up more fluent and extensive visual storytelling methods by moving from fine art to a more interdisciplinary artistic approach.
Chené Swart, narrative coach and consultant, on ‘re-author our worlds through stories’. How can we ‘focus on the stories we want to grow in our own lives’, and ‘what are the stories that really matter to us’?
Alim Kamara energises us through the power of storytelling. A young girl dreams every night of being chased by a monster – but what happens when she turns to face it? See a master performer and storyteller at work!
Sohail Inayatullah, UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies at IIUM, Malaysia, talks about how we can map the future by tracing historical patterns, and why organisations need to look beyond strategy and focus more on narratives in order to create more sustainable futures.
Nerina Finetto, founder and director of Traces&Dreams and co-ordinator of the Future Narratives project, explores the power of narrative in every part of human experience, and the importance of seeing the stories that govern our lives.

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