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Introduction to place-based storytelling with audio tours for climate engagement and action

Learn how to tell and share your story of Climate Action in a workshop series from SCCAN Storyteller Collective!

Workshop 3/3: Introduction to place-based storytelling with audio walking tours

TWO SESSIONS: Thursday 21 & 28 April, 9:30am-12:30pm

In this workshop, multimedia storytellers Kaska Hempel and Bronwin Patrickson will introduce you to using an app for creating a mobile-phone audio tour to tell a compelling, place-based Climate Action story.

The workshop is split into TWO, HALF-DAY SESSIONS and it will:
– cover principles of place-based storytelling,
– share resources for creating multimedia stories,
– help you design a simple audio walking tour,
– and introduce you to using a free app to construct your walking tour.

By the end of the workshop you will produce your first place-based walking tour story.

It will be a hands-on interactive session with group discussions, 1:1 support for technical use of and recording of audio, as well as time away from screen for personal reflection.

We hope the stories you will create can contribute to 1000 Better Stories blog, a part of SCCAN Storyteller Collective. As contributors you will eligible to apply for a SCCAN mini-grant of up to £250.

For more information get in touch with SCCAN Story Weaver on [email protected].

We will be using the app. Before the first session, create your own free an account and install the app on your phone or tablet.

You can explore walking tours available through the app or on the website. Search for ‘Tayport in 2030’ to find an example of a climate-engaged story.

About the presenters:

– Bronwin Patrickson is a digital storyteller and post-doctoral digital design researcher with interests in storytelling traditions, digital environments, humanist interaction design and the environmental humanities. After making documentaries and features for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Bronwin gained a Ph.D. in interactive media and playful design from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She has since designed a gamified essay writing helper application, an AI tree chatbot, an AI enhanced audio-visual poetry postcard generator, proposed creative data-sharing innovations in Scotland, and documented the Wallace & Gromit Big Fix Up storytelling innovation Audience of the Future project. Bronwin also likes to type, and tap strings. She shares creative practice at her website: In 2021 Bronwin participated in the global Meeting Oceania symposium on locative media and place-based storytelling and continues to explore ways to enhance a sense of connection to country within her own digital storytelling research.

– Kaska Hempel is a community podcaster and SCCAN Story Weaver passionate about sharing inspiring stories of grassroots climate action and helping others to do so. She has been involved in climate action and communication for over 7 years. She has been producing audio stories for the last 3 years, including podcasts PLANT Voices from Tayport Community Garden and SCCAN’s 1000 Better Stories, and walking tours for Tayport and St Andrews.

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2022-04-21 08:30
2022-04-21 08:30

Hosted by: Scottish Communities Climate Action Network Storytelling Collective

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From translations of the Greek playwright Aristophanes: It literally means to walk on the air, but actually means to walk as if on air. What a perfect word for buoyant sauntering, after, say, receiving good news. Credits to Mark Peters.

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