Cross-disciplinary Approaches to Storytelling
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 6th June 2017
The symposium “Story Lab” was triggered cross-disciplinary conversations through creative storytelling. It was a day of exchanging ideas and planting seeds for future collaborative research and practice. The theme of the symposium explored how stories allow us to understand complex issues, develop empathy, establish common ground as well as elicit participation and understanding. The symposium discussed the conceptual form of storytelling itself and its broad range of applications, with no universal standard for implementation. Five sessions dedicated to different fields of inquiry included presentations by invited speakers, followed by the examination, discussion and showcasing of completed or in-progress research and practice. These featured interactive media, films, virtual reality, performance, music, dance, sound, text, animation, illustration based around narrative or creative storytelling.