Narrative tech: What is it? What do we have? What do we need? And why does it matter? Takeaways from the Start Making Sense convening in September, 2019.
Campaigners, funders, strategists and storytellers are all thinking about the systems and tools needed to measure, teach and test narrative change strategies. At Meeting the Populist Moment, a convening co-hosted by Narrative Initiative and Open Society Foundations in Berlin this past June, participants spoke of narrative infrastructure in a time of rising populism. We spoke…
“Building a Bigger We: Narrative Change in the Digital Age” (Sep 6, 2019) is a conversation about organizing, technology, and how conversations are shaped today.
Collaborative gatherings can be powerful solutions in a time that demands a bigger, more powerful we. Here are three lessons for your next big event.
Dominant for 40+ years, neoliberalism is dying. “Beyond Neoliberalism: A Narrative Approach” explores the narrative strategies that advance a more equal and just political economy.
Read the Full Report: Building Narrative Infrastructure in Minnesota, August 2019
A dozen recent essays, insights and reports focused on the intersection of narrative, movement power and culture change.
Organizers, storytellers, artists and technologists from North America and Europe gathered for three days to talk about Meeting the Populist Moment. The convening was part of a longer process of exploring how the global rise of populism is rupturing traditional political systems and opportunities for shifting deep narratives on race, the economy, the role of...
Narrative Initiative has been gathering up different ways people talk about narrative change, how it’s structured, and how it moves in the world. As our staff engage partners and practitioners, we’ve found it helpful to highlight existing terms in use and offer shared terminology where we identify gaps.
Recapping, and reflecting on, what over 100 changemakers told us about narrative change. The human impulse–no, necessity–to make sense of the world, to justify values and bolster beliefs, is innate and immutable. Two years ago, the Narrative Initiative (NI) team interviewed over 100 people working in and around narrative change. We spoke to campaigners and…