Narrative change happens fast in times of crisis and national trauma. We look at how the “terrorist” stories of this past week (and the weeks and months after 9/11) shift American life and how Arnold Schwarzenegger’s video message puts a new “story of us” into the narrative.
Rinku Sen succeeds founding Executive Director Jee Kim to help the social sector harness the power of narrative to make progress towards a more equitable and socially just world.
Polyvocality is the power of many voices to shift and sustain narrative change. Polyvocality can shape culture, politics and society.
We think with our eyes. Here, Liz Banse of Resource Media shares case studies show how visual narrative strategies move people with photos, video and more.
Narrative Initiative connects futures and narrative to create power. This article describes why futures are important to narrative projects and how to use futures in your work.
The Four Baskets hold capacities and processes needed to create, implement and continually strengthen narrative change projects. As they are filled, the Four Baskets (Create, Translate, Deploy and Observe Together) provide campaigners, communicators and leaders with a framework for doing narrative change.
Waves is both a simple illustration and a model that unpacks the complex relationship between values, narratives and stories.
Constructing Gravity is a series of Narrative Initiative articles sharing resources, tools and opportunities for reflecting on how to create, deploy, measure and improve narrative change.
Leah Salgado of IllumiNative on how narrative research maps a path to visibility and power while also supporting responses to COVID-19.
The Coronavirus pandemic is shaping (and being shaped by) narratives. These articles, essays, ideas and research offer guidance and insights into narrative change strategy in the context of COVID-19.