Storytelling is a crucial tool that helps foster connections and deeper understanding, but how does one tell stories about systems change? How do we discover and shift narratives within systems?
In this virtual office hour, Cynthia Rayner and Tad Khosa of Collective Change Lab build off their recent work in the Systems Storytelling Initiative, where they have convened a diverse and global community of practice of storytellers to uncover and discover techniques for systems storytelling. They answer questions and share specific practices about how to tell stories about changing systems that feel grounded and real.
This virtual chat was held on July 20, 2022.
Resources referenced during this discussion and in the audience chat included:
- Collective Change Lab and CCL’s Storytelling Lab
- The Relational Work of Systems Change (Stanford Social Innovation Review)
- The Systems Work of Social Change by Cynthia Rayner and François Bonnici
- Solutions Story Tracker
- Systems Thinking for Journalists
- Emergent Strategy Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown
- adrienne maree brown — “We are in a time of new suns” On Being with Krista Tippett
- Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
- The Overstory by Richard Powers
- How is Culture Changing in this Time of Social Upheaval? (Frameworks Institute)
- Moth Radio Hour