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Studies on the Impact of Storytelling on Community Planning:

 

Capturing Community Memory with Oral History and New Media

 

Relying on Ourselves, The Spirit of Rural Community Development by Nelda K. Pearson: a section on the role of storytelling in community development in rural Appalachia

  

STORIES

 

Some particulary useful examples

Kodja Place Stories, Australia

 

MAP Memory and Place, Melbourne Australian ACMI

 

Skohegan Revitalization Project:  schools and community partnering to engage youth in revitalization efforts

 

The PlaceMeant Project in Ukiah: mapping local stories and collaborating with a local theater company

 

Saving the Sierra:  stories about the local

 

The Organic City Project: capturing people's stories of downtown Oakland, California

 

Meadowlark Institute creates stories to use as springboards to community dialogues and planning for the future

 

Expressions of the Land: a project to research local views on land-use

 

Holding Up the Memories  by Jonathan Young, a project to capture the voices of Kentucky

 

Common Ground: story capturing two sides of rural development

 

Alberta Community Walk

 

Chris Maser  True Community is Founded on a Sense of Place, History and Trust

  

Community Arts Projects:http://www.communityarts.net/readingroom/archivefiles/2009/02/social_imaginat.ph

 

Examples from Heart & Soul Communities

 

Resources from Orton: Why Storytelling and Storytelling Planning

 

Community Almanac

 

STORIES BY MEDIA TYPE

Written Stories  

 

Why Use Written Stories

Easy to gather--people can do they on their own

Accessible to many

Letters-to-self-to-town-to-world can deepen bonds with community

Easy to extract meaning and information

Honors traditions of stories

 

 Publishing and Sharing

Community Newsletter or Special Storytelling Newsletter

Local newspapers

Website/blog/wiki: Example from Placeography

Community Almanac

Forum: Example from Highlands Forum

Community displays: bulletin boards, etc.

Contests: Calendar stories, essays, postcard

Self-published books:  lulu, scrapblog and others

In combination with visual media, Example from Stories of the Land

Public readings

Letters to the Town Stories

 

AUDIO STORIES

 

 Reasons to Make Audio Stories  

  • The equipment is relatively inexpensive and easy to use. You just need to practice a little and get comfortable with it.
  • A microphone is less intrusive than a video camera. People can be more natural – more themselves n the company of a good interviewer or group.
  • Audio forces the teller/catcher to be creative and pay attention to words, sound and language. 
  • Audio is intimate. When you hear someone's voice on a podcast, it seems as if they're talking directly to you. Swedish researchers have found that audio creates more of a sense of co-presence than does text.
  • In a one-on-one interview, the sharer is heard directly and feels valued; the listener gains insight and connects to the sharer in a new way.

                                                                                                                                                            Adapted From NPR's Radio Diarie

Talk-based Stories 

 

Publishing

 Community Almanac: Example from Damariscotta

 

Website, Blogs and wikis

 

 

 CD for the town

 

 

 Radio:

Example from Rural Voices Radio

 

VISUAL STORIES

Why Choose Visual Stories 

Single Images (Still photos, paintings, etc) convey strong emotion, a single point or mood 

They can speak more loudly than words, especially in this image-centered era

Images can show things differently, and show different things. 

Easy to place in the landscape for an ongoing presence

Terrific way to engage people in a collaborative project (see mnural project examples)

  

Digital Tools 

Soundslide

  (It is not free, but what professionals use; also invites audio)

Look at Alan Levine's List of Storytelling Tools

  

Publishing

 

Multimedia

 

Why Choose Multimedia 

Video brings viewers to the action, to the place central to see and hear. 

Mixing text and image well can amplify the message: two plus two equals far more than four. 

Audio and image complement one another, bringing the viewer close to the teller and to the teller's perspective.

Great way to engage youth

  

Tools

 Video Editing:  Basic tools-- iMovie (Mac) and Moviemaker(PC) ; Advanced tools: premiere (PC), FinalCutPro (Mac) 

Picnik for image/text--example above

Voicethread for voice/image/text; Glogster for multimedia collages, example--a whole compendium of free, easy-to-use digital tools,

described here by Alan Levine 

Soundslide example (Many newspapers use this professional quality tool--inexpensive)

  

Examples

Hypertext example

 (text and image) 

Digital Story example

Joe Lambert's Digital Story about saving the Albany Bulb

Touching Hearts Stories 

  (narrative made up of several individual stories--note the simple use of image, sound and text)

360 Degrees 

Perspective on the U.S. Criminal Justice System: Background, Timeline, Stories and Discussion

 

NYT Project: One in Eight Million 

Race in America site

Mediastorm  A great example

Shifting Ground

 Interactive narratives.org

American Diversity Project

EveryBlock.com

Holding Up the Memories

Mountain Workshops

Marching Together Soundslides 

Saving the Sierra 

Meadowlark Project 

Capture Wales Digital Stories 

Digital Stories from Canada 

Stories for Change Digital Storytelling Portal 

Storytelling Project in Oakland, CA, The Organic City

  

Mapping Stories on Community Almanac

Examples from other sites to give you ideas:

Mapping the stories using Wayfaring

Flickr MemoryMaps

Bay Area Map of Dangerous Intersections

Travels of Marco Polo and Google Maps

Storymapping Example from Ukiah, California

 

Publishing

Interactive storytelling events:  theater.  See Ukiah project above

Heart of the Town Festival

Local television

Geocaching/Vision quest stories

website/wiki/blog

Community Almanac

Ways to curate the stories from ACMI Museum in Melbourne, Australia

A way to screen stories that include letters, old pictures, scrapbooks

City of Memory Project in New York City  (StoryCorps)

Place Stories in Australia: Software and Server hosting stories combined into one

 

 

 

 

 

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