Branching Out: A New Project Under UKRI’s Future Treescapes Programme

Date: 2021-2024 Funder: Natural Environment Research Council; Arts and Humanities Research Council Partners: Forest Research; Open University; Stockholm Environment Institute (York); University of York Value: £2.32m ‘Branching Out’, a new project under UKRI’s Future Treescapes Programme, and led by Professor Mike Wilson at the Storytelling Academy, is seeking to combine the social and cultural values of our urban treescapes with

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Slow Storytelling

A new article by Professor Mike Wilson. ‘Slow Storytelling and hybridity: Re-staging community storytelling as a tool for co-thinking’ appears in the latest edition of Book 2.0 (Vol.11, No.1, pp. 107-123) and explores some of the ideas we have been working with in our work at the Storytelling Academy in recent years. It considers how ‘hybrid’ approaches to applied storytelling

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The SOLIS project at the SELAM international conference in Turkey

On the 14th September 2021 Erasmus+ project SELAM held its closing International Conference in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. The SOLIS project (Developing wellbeing and social inclusion: achieving success through understanding of cultural diversity) held a 30-minute discussion panel with partners from UK, Norway and Greece appearing via video call to introduce this new project to over 100 teachers and education professionals. Antonia

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Bradford’s Urban Graphic Heritage: a Digital Storytelling Workshop hosted by Bradford UNESCO City of Film and led by Dr Rob Harland and Dr Antonia Liguori

This Digital Storytelling Workshop is hosted by Bradford UNESCO City of Film in collaboration with the United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC), and is facilitated by Dr Antonia Liguori from the Storytelling Academy and Dr Rob Harland from the Graphic Design Research Unit at Loughborough University as part of the Design Outreach: Utilising Graphic Heritage for Heritage Interpretation funded project.

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SOLIS “hybrid” team meeting in Sicily: presented the results of our research on inclusive education

20 members of the SOLIS team met “in” Sicily on the 1st and the 2nd of September to monitor the progress of the research activity and agree the best way forward for the development of the next Intellectual Outputs. Half of the team joined the meeting online in respect of the current COVID travel restrictions. Spyros Kokkotas, form Research Paths

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