Very successful Storytelling events to present SOLIS, FutureAbility and CREATIVITY
In early May, the MA students and researchers from the Storytelling Academy gathered at Bom Bom Patisserie in Loughborough to share the values of Storytelling that were explored through European-funded projects such as SOLIS, FutureAbility, and Creativity. The event spanned severalRead more »
New publication: Participatory Action Research in Digital Storytelling
This chapter reflects on the outcomes of an ongoing transnational partnership between Hope Raisers, a youth-led NGO based in Korogocho slum in Nairobi, Kenya, and the Storytelling Academy at Loughborough University in theRead more »
The SOLIS project at the e-methodology conference in Poland
On behalf of our 8 European project partners, Dr Antonia Liguori gave a presentation on “Digital Storytelling as a tool for peer learning. Reflecting on the European project SOLIS asRead more »
Filming for CREATIVITY
The CREATIVITY project is now well underway. All 10 workshop have been delivered and are now in the process of being refined ready to be uploaded to the online platformRead more »
Welcome to the Storytelling Academy
The Storytelling Academy at Loughborough University is an interdisciplinary research team based at the School of Design and Creative Arts.
Applied Storytelling has become a key research strength at Loughborough over the past five years and one where we have an international reputation for excellence. We have been involved in over 20 projects of various sizes, ranging from a few thousand pounds to over a million pounds in value, funded by organisations as diverse as AHRC, NERC, ESRC, MRC, EPSRC, British Academy and the European Commission.
The work is invariably interdisciplinary, involving collaborations with the health, social and environmental sciences and both academic and non-academic partners, from local community organisations to large NGOs. We have worked throughout the UK, but also across Europe (with partners in France, Spain, Italy, Malta, Greece, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Lithuania, Poland, Turkey and Norway), and in low-to-middle income countries across the world (Kenya, Uganda, India and Colombia). We are also developing a programme of work in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.