13-14 May 2016, 12.30pm
ATRiuM, University of South Wales
Adam Street, Cardiff, CF24 2FN
The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling is delighted to present our tenth annual symposium, which includes two days of provocations and presentations on the theme of Storytelling and Justice. The first day focuses on storytelling in the digital realm and the second day looks at storytelling in context. We aim to inspire, encourage and showcase projects across a wide spectrum of storytelling practice and are thrilled to bring such an exciting range of speakers to the Centre to present lectures, provocations, performances, q and a sessions, film screenings and much more. Justice is an apt and timely theme given current debates surrounding the potential scrapping of the human rights act in the UK. It also enters into discussions on homelessness; rehabilitation; and, our theme last year, activism amongst others. Storytelling is vital in creating the narrative around the ‘real’ and digital worlds in order to highlight the social injustices within these realms. The way we tell our stories can be as diverse as the subjects within them, from oral traditions of storytelling to film documentary.
By thinking about the stories we tell about ourselves and about the world we live in we can focus on what may be just or unjust for all its inhabitants. Storytelling can highlight injustices from the past to help us to move closer to a more hopeful narrative for the future, which may include equality and equity for all.
Through the ‘Storytelling and Justice’ symposium we aim to create a space to debate this and much more.
February 8, 2016
We are delighted to announce that the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling Annual Symposium and DS10 Festival are this year joining forces to present a two day symposium with a digital storytelling strand on the theme of ‘Storytelling and Justice’. This follows our successful Storytelling and Activism symposium held in 2015.
We aim to inspire, encourage and showcase exciting projects across a wide spectrum of digital storytelling activity. The two-day event takes place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May 2016 in The Atrium, University of South Wales, Adam St, Cardiff, CF24 2FN.
As well as keynote speakers, provocations, Q and A sessions and film screenings, we will be including an academic element to the Festival and therefore announce a call for papers on Digital Storytelling and Justice. We would like to provide an opportunity to our wide range of attendees i.e. practitioners, researchers, community workers, youth workers and students to present either an academic paper, propose a panel, or run a workshop session. Sessions selected from the call for papers will be presented on Friday 13th May 2016. Each paper will be allocated 20 minutes, panel discussions and workshops will be allocated 40 minutes.
If you would like to contribute please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words by Monday, 29th February, 2016clearly marking whether you are proposing a panel discussion, paper, or workshop. We will notify the successful contributors by 14th March, 2016. If there is anything you would like to discuss further please get in touch with Denis Lennon. Please send completed abstracts to Denis Lennon by 29th February, 2016. Registration is now open.