Tasman Munro – A physical world to stage a good story

TasmanMunroWorkshop Title:

A physical world to stage a good story

Workshop Description:

Narrative approaches are powerful in the construction of new social settings, but could they be used to also construct empowering physical environments? This workshop will be held by a designer who is exploring ways to guide communities through a process of re-authoring empowering narratives alongside the construction of physical tools and environments which allow those stories to flourish. This interactive workshop will explore the question of “how can physical artifacts help people construct, ‘try on’ and play out new narratives?” We’ll share our experiences and have a crack at developing activities that support the co-design of story and artifact together.

If people got the best of the session what would they leave with?

A greater awareness of the role physical space can have in the re-authoring journey and some ideas on how to use and develop physical artifices to support this process.

How is this session connected to the conference theme?

As change practitioners we all seek to move communities through a process of cultural change. We all use stories in our own unique ways and engage with different aspects of our participant’s lives, whether is social, emotional, personal or physical settings we can all learn from each other.

About the Workshop Presenter:

I am a Social Designer. I design socially, and aim to design tools, spaces and services that encourage social growth. Within my practice I’ve worked with communities in immensely difficult places, and often I find it difficult to engage these participants in a co-design process that intends to imagine a positive future reality. Consequently I’ve turned toward narrative approaches as I’ve been inspired by their abilities to shift conversations and draw new meaning, but these approaches are often found outside design. So am currently undertaking a PhD exploring the potential of developing strength based re-authoring methods within Social Design Practice.

| May 7th, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized |

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