At the request of the OBA (Public Library) in Molenwijk, we developed a training to connect young people and adults in that Amsterdam neighbourhood through stories. Many adults (45+) experienced the presence of certain groups of young people as a nuisance. Among other things, this reduced the sense of social safety.
Would you recognise the two main sources of conflict? We love conflict! In recent years, we learned that you can steer a conflict in a completely different direction through stories. One that steers away from the two biggest sources of conflict: fear of the other and miscommunication. So how does storytelling help with this? You […]
Storytelling is a great – alternative – method to turn young people into change makers within their community. Because through storytelling you learn to connect with yourself. If you can do that once, then it is also easier for you to connect with other people in your community.
While the actors Soufiane Moussouli and Yorke Mulder-Bhangoo intend to play a show for the public about extremism, radicalization and an absurd encounter, they run into problems with their own views. The question is whether they can actually play the story at all.
Workshops in Shefa’amr Who are you when you grow up in a conflict zone? Can you be sure of and proud of your identity when you are constantly suppressed and your story is not allowed? Just like young people all over the world, many Palestinians sometimes forget what their stories from the past are. We […]
Next to Normal: Palestinian Stories Untold Palestine is constantly in the news. We see young people throwing stones, mothers crying, rockets and traumatised children. But do we know what really concerns young Palestinians? What makes them happy, what are their worries? Who are their heroes? What are their stories? Theatre as a contribution to connection […]
Picture Your Story Conflicts between young people from different backgrounds and fear of the “other” is a common problem throughout the European Union. Because the situation in some EU Member States is quite tense, for example due to the arrival of refugees, we developed a storytelling project for several countries within Europe. A new method […]
Building Bridges in Palestina We experienced the power of stories during a storytelling training in Palestine and Israel. People were reinforced and got a clearer picture of their identity. Because of that they were better able to enter into dialogue. As a result, we set up a two-year program for young people to use storytelling […]
Three reasons to apply storytelling in conflicts There are different methods for resolving conflicts, bringing different groups and generations together and thus increasing a sense of social security; useful methods that all work at different levels. The Storytelling Centre Foundation works with storytelling. But what does this mean and what does it deliver? What do […]