STORYTELLING FOR  COMMUNITY PLANNING<br />: AN OVERVIEW :<br />
watchingthe slideshow<br />gather a group (if possible)<br />download the worksheet<br />http://www.orton.org/resources/hs...
wherewe’re headed<br />first half<br />setting the stage<br />definitions & context<br />why storytelling matters<br />val...
					  setting the stage <br />When we dream alone,<br />it’s just a dream.<br />But when we dream together,<br />it’s the...
{PAUSE}<br />http://bit.ly/mnwt1o<br />View Damariscotta’s Story  : :<br />to be      human<br />is to sharestories<br />
definitions and context <br />STORY<br />thepersonal expression of our experienceswith<br />placeandcommunity<br />STORYTE...
story<br />
{PAUSE}<br />view Biddeford’s digital story  : : http://youtu.be/p77OpPlN1Xg<br />Biddeford’s Palace Diner<br />
storytelling<br />
why storytelling matters<br />“<br />At first I was skeptical about telling stories and getting the feelings of the commun...
{PAUSE}<br />view the slideshow celebration of stories  : :  <br />http://tinyurl.com/starksborostories<br />what<br />can...
the storyspiral<br />build<br />trust<br />listen<br />celebrate<br />share<br />
imagine…<br />
{PAUSE}<br />exercise in storytelling   : :  map your connection<br />
values and issues<br />the cycle of stories<br />in Damariscotta, Maine<br />
story-to-values<br />in Victor, Idaho<br />
stories supportreflection anddialogue<br />
story focus<br />non-physical<br />human community<br />history<br />cultural heritage<br />spirituality<br />physical<br ...
{PAUSE}<br />exercise in storytelling   : :  finding values in stories<br />hand out 5 sticky notes per person<br />think ...
the many <br />shapes and sizes <br />of heart & soul stories<br />
considerations<br /> Whatkinds of stories are you looking to gather?<br />How will you gather the stories?<br />How will t...
{PAUSE}<br />watch Biddeford Voices   : : <br />http://bit.ly/lZpPcl<br />storytelling brings in newvoices<br />
storytelling creates connections<br />
storytelling builds empathy<br />
Wordle of values from Damariscotta storytelling event<br />storytelling reveals our values<br />
storytelling <br />teaches us the consequences of our actions<br />
storytelling can give ushope for the future<br />
storytelling engages youth<br />
storytellingtransforms planning<br />
storytelling isaction<br />
recap: <br />what can stories and storytelling do for us? <br />RECAP: What Can Stories & Storytelling Do for Us?<br />les...
{PAUSE}<br />discussion : :  reasons for storytelling<br />which of these 	reasons <br />resonate<br />	with you <br />and...
at the<br />of a project, stories: <br />celebrate community<br />invite the full community to participate       <br />bui...
in the<br />of a project, stories: <br />reach out to groups that have yet to participate<br />bring groups together from ...
at the<br />of a project, stories: <br />ground planning processes in community experience<br />diffuse tension during cha...
challenges<br />Original photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/yinto/3213182939<br />
moving beyond the past while honoring it<br />
{PAUSE}<br />view Golden’s digital story  : : http://youtu.be/lSWqyQq6KMg<br />Golden storiesfrom past to present<br />
{PAUSE}<br />discussion : : from the past to the future<br />how does your town<br />view the past?<br />how might that im...
Original Photo by<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d<br />understanding the languages we speak<br />what we mean by s...
Moving Slow to Go Fast<br />Orton Image Here<br />moving slow to go fast<br />
listening<br />actively<br />deeply<br />objectively<br />
thorny issues and difficult stories<br />     finding      common ground<br />
town-wide participation<br />vs.<br />volunteerburnout<br />
finding <br />the story<br />asking great questions<br />finding and entering the space within the story<br />
{PAUSE}<br />view Victor’s digital story  : :  http://bit.ly/kBNXqx<br />youth interview with Hunter Grosse<br />
{PAUSE}<br />discussion : :  storytelling challenges<br />what are some challenges to anticipate<br />in your community?<b...
the tour<br />matching<br />stories to the project<br />
{PAUSE}<br />discussion : :  storytelling examples<br />share examples <br />of community storytelling <br />you’ve seen i...
story <br />circles<br />
neighborhood  and city-wide story circles<br />site-specific<br />events<br />walking<br />story circles<br />celebrations...
story circle challenges<br />
story <br />interviews<br />
{PAUSE}<br />view Golden’s video  : : http://youtu.be/I6fMOmL1vzA<br />Golden stories from past to present<br />Golden, Co...
story interview challenges<br />
other audio stories<br />personal narratives<br />audio theater stories<br />on-the-street interviews<br />story tours<br ...
pros and cons of audio stories<br />they:<br />they need:<br />
visual stories<br />visual artwork (exhibitions, murals, posters, quilts)<br />slide stories <br />postcards<br />comics <...
multimedia <br />stories<br />text and image<br />
solo <br />stories<br />Vermont Young Writers Project<br />Essay Competition<br />http://youngwritersproject.org/<br />Gol...
who is listening?<br />solo story challenges<br />
not-so-expected stories  <br />list stories<br />sounds of town <br />Image-only stories<br />poems, maps<br />Story mosai...
{PAUSE}<br />discussion : : first reactions to the story types<br />which of these types seem like a possible<br />match f...
story and community planning<br />
There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.<br />: Meg Wheatley :     <br />“<b...
planning tips<br />
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  1. 1. STORYTELLING FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING<br />: AN OVERVIEW :<br />
  2. 2.
  3. 3. watchingthe slideshow<br />gather a group (if possible)<br />download the worksheet<br />http://www.orton.org/resources/hs_handbook/storytelling<br />3. start the slideshow<br />4. pause and watch stories<br />5. complete the exercises<br />6. give us feedback<br />
  4. 4. wherewe’re headed<br />first half<br />setting the stage<br />definitions & context<br />why storytelling matters<br />values & issues<br />challenges<br />second half<br />the tour<br />
  5. 5. setting the stage <br />When we dream alone,<br />it’s just a dream.<br />But when we dream together,<br />it’s the beginning of a<br />new reality.<br />: Brazilian proverb : <br />“<br />”<br />Original Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattpettengill/2880947744/<br />
  6. 6. {PAUSE}<br />http://bit.ly/mnwt1o<br />View Damariscotta’s Story : :<br />to be human<br />is to sharestories<br />
  7. 7. definitions and context <br />STORY<br />thepersonal expression of our experienceswith<br />placeandcommunity<br />STORYTELLING<br />the act and process of <br />sharing and listening<br />to story<br />
  8. 8. story<br />
  9. 9. {PAUSE}<br />view Biddeford’s digital story : : http://youtu.be/p77OpPlN1Xg<br />Biddeford’s Palace Diner<br />
  10. 10. storytelling<br />
  11. 11. why storytelling matters<br />“<br />At first I was skeptical about telling stories and getting the feelings of the community. <br />I thought,‘We kind of know all of that.’<br />As it has developed, I think that [storytelling] worked for a lot of folks in town,and it helps bridge that gap between newcomers and old-timers. Those activities worked.<br />: Victor, Idaho citizen : <br />”<br />
  12. 12. {PAUSE}<br />view the slideshow celebration of stories : : <br />http://tinyurl.com/starksborostories<br />what<br />can storytelling<br />do<br />for us<br />?<br />
  13. 13. the storyspiral<br />build<br />trust<br />listen<br />celebrate<br />share<br />
  14. 14. imagine…<br />
  15. 15. {PAUSE}<br />exercise in storytelling : : map your connection<br />
  16. 16. values and issues<br />the cycle of stories<br />in Damariscotta, Maine<br />
  17. 17. story-to-values<br />in Victor, Idaho<br />
  18. 18. stories supportreflection anddialogue<br />
  19. 19. story focus<br />non-physical<br />human community<br />history<br />cultural heritage<br />spirituality<br />physical<br />built environment<br />natural environments<br />geography<br />climate<br />natural resources<br />
  20. 20. {PAUSE}<br />exercise in storytelling : : finding values in stories<br />hand out 5 sticky notes per person<br />think back to the stories you shared earlier<br />each person write down, one to a sticky note, 5 values expressed through those stories<br />stick all the notes to a wall (or tabletop) <br />discuss what patterns emerge -- any surprises?<br />
  21. 21. the many <br />shapes and sizes <br />of heart & soul stories<br />
  22. 22. considerations<br /> Whatkinds of stories are you looking to gather?<br />How will you gather the stories?<br />How will the values and issuesbe identified? <br />How will the values and issuesbe confirmed by the community?<br />How will the stories be used to spark community dialogue <br />& lead to concrete actions?<br />How will you share, store and archive the stories? <br />How will they live on?<br />HOW WILL THE STORIES BE USED?<br />
  23. 23. {PAUSE}<br />watch Biddeford Voices : : <br />http://bit.ly/lZpPcl<br />storytelling brings in newvoices<br />
  24. 24. storytelling creates connections<br />
  25. 25. storytelling builds empathy<br />
  26. 26. Wordle of values from Damariscotta storytelling event<br />storytelling reveals our values<br />
  27. 27. storytelling <br />teaches us the consequences of our actions<br />
  28. 28. storytelling can give ushope for the future<br />
  29. 29. storytelling engages youth<br />
  30. 30. storytellingtransforms planning<br />
  31. 31. storytelling isaction<br />
  32. 32. recap: <br />what can stories and storytelling do for us? <br />RECAP: What Can Stories & Storytelling Do for Us?<br />lessons of the past<br />realities of the present<br />hopes for the future<br />community engagement<br />reconciliation<br />sense of belonging<br />
  33. 33. {PAUSE}<br />discussion : : reasons for storytelling<br />which of these reasons <br />resonate<br /> with you <br />and what you <br />know of <br />your community?<br />
  34. 34. at the<br />of a project, stories: <br />celebrate community<br />invite the full community to participate <br />build trust and relationships <br />highlight common ground <br />identify values <br />
  35. 35. in the<br />of a project, stories: <br />reach out to groups that have yet to participate<br />bring groups together from across community divides<br />continue to celebrate the community<br />focus on specific values, themes and issues<br />
  36. 36. at the<br />of a project, stories: <br />ground planning processes in community experience<br />diffuse tension during challenging meetings<br />celebrate community<br />continue to engage the community<br />gather detailed information about values & themes<br />acknowledge and reflect on accomplishments<br />promote action<br />
  37. 37. challenges<br />Original photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/yinto/3213182939<br />
  38. 38. moving beyond the past while honoring it<br />
  39. 39. {PAUSE}<br />view Golden’s digital story : : http://youtu.be/lSWqyQq6KMg<br />Golden storiesfrom past to present<br />
  40. 40. {PAUSE}<br />discussion : : from the past to the future<br />how does your town<br />view the past?<br />how might that impact<br />planning for the future?<br />
  41. 41. Original Photo by<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d<br />understanding the languages we speak<br />what we mean by story | values | themes & issues<br />
  42. 42. Moving Slow to Go Fast<br />Orton Image Here<br />moving slow to go fast<br />
  43. 43. listening<br />actively<br />deeply<br />objectively<br />
  44. 44. thorny issues and difficult stories<br /> finding common ground<br />
  45. 45. town-wide participation<br />vs.<br />volunteerburnout<br />
  46. 46. finding <br />the story<br />asking great questions<br />finding and entering the space within the story<br />
  47. 47. {PAUSE}<br />view Victor’s digital story : : http://bit.ly/kBNXqx<br />youth interview with Hunter Grosse<br />
  48. 48. {PAUSE}<br />discussion : : storytelling challenges<br />what are some challenges to anticipate<br />in your community?<br />
  49. 49. the tour<br />matching<br />stories to the project<br />
  50. 50. {PAUSE}<br />discussion : : storytelling examples<br />share examples <br />of community storytelling <br />you’ve seen in action.<br />
  51. 51. story <br />circles<br />
  52. 52. neighborhood and city-wide story circles<br />site-specific<br />events<br />walking<br />story circles<br />celebrations<br />thematic<br />events<br />
  53. 53. story circle challenges<br />
  54. 54. story <br />interviews<br />
  55. 55. {PAUSE}<br />view Golden’s video : : http://youtu.be/I6fMOmL1vzA<br />Golden stories from past to present<br />Golden, Colorado tells its story<br />
  56. 56. story interview challenges<br />
  57. 57. other audio stories<br />personal narratives<br />audio theater stories<br />on-the-street interviews<br />story tours<br />the sounds of town<br />community radio stories<br />
  58. 58. pros and cons of audio stories<br />they:<br />they need:<br />
  59. 59. visual stories<br />visual artwork (exhibitions, murals, posters, quilts)<br />slide stories <br />postcards<br />comics <br />calendars<br />locative installations <br />Photo by Caitlin Cusack<br />Starksboro’ssign project<br />
  60. 60. multimedia <br />stories<br />text and image<br />
  61. 61. solo <br />stories<br />Vermont Young Writers Project<br />Essay Competition<br />http://youngwritersproject.org/<br />Golden Stories on Community Almanac<br />http://communityalmanac.org<br />
  62. 62. who is listening?<br />solo story challenges<br />
  63. 63. not-so-expected stories <br />list stories<br />sounds of town <br />Image-only stories<br />poems, maps<br />Story mosaics/quilts, wishing walls<br />Wish book, traveling storybook <br />a day in the life of the town<br />story quests<br />performance storytelling<br />stories in the landscapekiosk<br />bulletin board<br />[murmur]-type project<br />tours<br />story boxes, story benches<br />Original Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessedraper<br />
  64. 64. {PAUSE}<br />discussion : : first reactions to the story types<br />which of these types seem like a possible<br />match for your community?<br /> which do you want to <br /> find out more about?<br />visual stories<br />story circles<br />story interviews<br />text stories<br />multimedia stories<br />
  65. 65. story and community planning<br />
  66. 66. There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.<br />: Meg Wheatley : <br />“<br />”<br />
  67. 67. planning tips<br />
  68. 68. unlock your potential www.orton.org<br />
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