Stories and storytelling

Stories, narratives and storytelling

Activity: Look at the presentation on stories and storytelling and consider which are most important aspects in your context.

Synopsis Project: an introduction to storytelling

Activity: Explore some of the cultural heritage stories on the Eurocities web site https://eurocities.eu/stories/ and identify the key messages they give.

An example of stories and storytelling in cultural heritage is Heritage of Stories, a working group of the Associazione Culturale Silvia Dell’Orso, whose main goal is to foster a public understanding and an increased sensitivity to cultural heritage.

Activity: Visit the projects on the Associazione Culturale Silvia Dell’Orso web site to find out more about them.
Make a list of key characteristics and useful ideas.

Activity: Research on the Web cultural heritage projects that use storytelling.
Which ones are most useful to your own circumstances?

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Narratives and dialogue

Storytelling is developed through narrative and dialogue. A cultural heritage narrative usually tells the story that describe a series of events.

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A cultural narrative describes what is unique about the place and the people your setting is part of.

Cultural narratives can relate to one or more of the following:

  • the physical design (of buildings, landscapes and gardens.
  • creating spaces where learning can take place through culture and about  culture.
  • signifying aspirations concerning the past, present and future

Activity: Review the presentation on storytelling and narratives and identify the advantages offered by using narratives for fundraising.

Synopsis Project: narratives and storytelling

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