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Cacao: A colombian treasure

cacao production in Colombia

Antonia Liguori and Alma Solarte-Tobon, from the Storytelling Academy, have worked alongside the GROW Colombia team to produce this video that highlights the importance of cacao production for the prosperity of mega-diverse countries like Colombia. The video profiles the origins of cacao (the plant from which chocolate is made) in the Amazon rainforest. There are many varieties growing in the

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SOLIS and CERTIFY: 2 Online Digital storytelling training workshops for international trainees

In January and March 2021, the Storytelling Academy at Loughborough University hosted two online digital storytelling workshops as part of the two EU funded projects SOLIS and CERTIFY. During both training workshops, Dr Antonia Liguori, Senior Lecturer in Applied Storytelling at Loughborough University, guided the international participants through the 5-step digital storytelling process. As part of SOLIS, 14 school teachers

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Art-Connection: Completed ‘My Reservoir’ Community project

Edgbaston Reservoir

‘My Reservoir’ is a community project that uses digital storytelling methods to record and illustrate memories, thoughts, hopes and fears people have about the Edgbaston reservoir and its surroundings in Birmingham. Artscoop Central & Bertz Associates are two locally based arts organisations who wanted to help start telling the stories of the Edgbaston reservoir through the voices of ordinary people

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Storytelling as a Tool for Sustainable Thinking

Blog post written by Professor Michael Wilson In her 2006 book It Was Like a Fever: Storytelling in Protest and Politics, the sociologist and political scientist Francesca Polletta declares that “[i]n recent years, storytelling has been promoted in surprising places” (2006, 1). As a proclamation it is both true and false. The Narrative Turn It is true because Polletta is placing her

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