updated by @april-doner: 10/31/19 11:54:16AM
Thanks for sharing! I love the graphic which shows what stories should include in order to be citizen-center and about assets. At the top, you show how stories they selves are assets. From the institutional perspective, they can help promote the stories of residents.
Thank you so much Ivis!!!
I'm happy to hear you think the graphic makes sense.
The purple shape is, indeed, meant to represent stories. I was looking for something that would be (a) not to hard for anyone to draw and (b) capture how stories are something that are both connected to and can serve to CONNECT all of the other kinds of local assets.... hopefully without making the overall map look too messy!
Hi April, I love your picture and would love to incorporate it in our training events. We focus on stroytelling as the first part of engaging with a group (Appreciative Inquiry) and our storytelling techniques include using the Tree of Life which is very powerful. If we are in a single geographic area, we also use the Timeline to find out the history of the place - also very powerful.
I love how you say that shifting the power to the citizens - making the invisible visible - is most effectively done using storytelling.
In South Africa, we desperately need to hear each other and learn to listen to each other, as well as being given the safe space to tell our stories. I am very passionate about this too - and I have become a "human book" with the Human Library global movement - another great way to share stories and break down the single story (stereotypes & prejudice).
Thanks again for sharing!