MODULE 4: STORYTELLING
Many of the Civic Media Fellows see themselves as storytellers who work to cultivate dialogue, empathy and communal action through the use of compelling narratives. They work with community members in order to chart the histories of cities, movements, and acts of resilience in the midst of systemic oppression, and they push the boundaries of technological tools and media in order to provide narrative experiences that are interactive and immersive. The fellows also recognize the importance of situating storytelling within longer lineages of communal struggles for social justice. They understand that archives are living and continuously evolving, and they create methods for communities to engage with and contribute to dynamic archival practices. In some cases, this also means considering spaces as primary documents and understanding the intersection between storytelling and spacemaking.