International Digital Storytelling Conference: Current trends in digital storytelling.
The Nordic has sponsored us to join the conference and spread the news about Stories From The North. We are happy to take part of the conference where we will give a presentation about the project and our findings so far. We will show some stories from our platform.
About the conference:
The theme of the conference, “Current Trends in Digital Storytelling: Research & Practices”, signifies the transitional phase of Digital Storytelling (DST) towards an established community of research and practice. At this pivotal point, it is crucial to obtain a reflective mapping of the major current trends of research and practices in DST, emphasising the convergences and the divergences in the various perspectives, which crucially nurture and form the complexity of this diverse, yet functionally linked community.
The conference is scheduled from 21st to 23rd of September 2018. The conference will be hosted by the Technological Educational Institute of Ionian Islands in Zakynthos (Zante), Greece. Zakynthos is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece offering unique natural attractions and places of historical and cultural interest, thus being a highly popular tourist attraction. The conference dates were purposefully chosen to offer excellent weather conditions with relatively lower number of visitors
The project ´Stories From The North` has received new resources from Nordic Culturefund, and we are today spending af day at Oslo Met (Storbyuniversitetet) to kick off the project and share knowledge from the last workshops.
The Nordic & The Nordic Culture Fund has given us the possibility and ressources to establish this new Nordic Project called
Together with 3 other Nordic countries and partners the vision is to use digital storytelling as a method to gather stories around the Nordic cities and share them online and also at different events in the various countries.
The Nordic Culture Fund
“Together for a new Nordic Region Using culture to break down barriers The Nordic Culture Fund works to support an innovative and dynamic artistic and cultural scene in the Nordic Region, one that is diverse, accessible and of high quality.”
Read more about – Stories from The North
“Branding is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell. Thevision of our project ´Stories from the North` is to let people create, share & tell life stories through Nordic Storytelling Labs and an online digital storytelling platform.
Our goal is to create a Nordic Digital Storytelling Platform for authentic personal stories told by young and old people from Denmark, Norway, Iceland & The Faroe Island.
The project is called Stories from the North and has a mission to gather and preserve authentic stories of human life told and made by people from the Nordic Countries.
We make a difference by creating open Nordic Storytelling Labs in each country where young people are invited to join a workshop. The stories being produced by each participants will be shared on a digital storytelling platform which will open up for a conversation and start a dialogue around the stories being shared.
This new strategic storytelling platform will host digital stories from both the cities and also the outskirts and countryside of each country. By letting people share their stories about different subjects such as identity, culture, food, traditions, love, and favourite places it can tell a common Nordic story.
You should back up our project because here we will create a space where all the autenticNordics voices will be heard and shared. We will let people tell their own life story on a 2-3 days workshops where they create a 2-3 minutes small digital story.”
Read about the Nordic Culture Fund
There are now new stories from young people in Denmark, Norway and Iceland. They are produced by the young people on a digital storytelling workshop and is now shared so everyone can hear and learn from the great stories.
Hvem var María? from Digital Storylab on Vimeo.
The workshops has been held in Norway, Iceland and Denmark where lots of stories and experience has been shared and learned. The stories made can be seen under the Stories section and here you can also hear the story behind the stories, and see some interviews with participants from Iceland.