Story of many

From Community Narrations

Aims of the practice and description of participants

Trying out Storytelling, getting acquainted with digital media, collaboration, reflection on conflict and roles within a conflict

Resources, Materials needed

None but the group should already be established when starting this exercise.


90 minutes.

Step-by-step - what has to be done?

Depending on the number of participants, groups of 3 or 4 are formed. Each participant in each group, tells about a recent conflict, a situation in which she/he did not feel comfortable /or the best experience of their life. Immediately after, the whole group combines these stories and writes a new story. In writing the new story they should talk about the people involved in the conflict and their perspectives and attitudes within the conflict situation.
Participants are asked to tell this newly produced group story using their mobile phones.
• It can be recorded while someone from the group is telling the story.
• They can draw pictures, or they can combine different images, pictures and sounds with different methods and record them on the phone.
• The story can be told live by the group, while using only images or music from the mobile phone.
• An interactive presentation can be made with more than one mobile phone.
• Etc.

Many different techniques and methods can be used for digital.
Input will be required to prepare a plan and storyboard.

Learning Outcomes - which skills are addressed?

Telling a story through using digital media; critical reflection on conflict and multiperspectivity on conflicting parties.

How do you check the outcomes are reached?

Outcomes are reached if the journal is fill with diligence, if the facilitator go back to what it written after a workshop and if it's honest about itself when re-reading previous thoughts/feelings/expectations etc.