Voicing & Craft Stories
2017 - in progress
Tested through a non-formal education program that brought to life two interdisciplinary projects
which bridge together aspects of socially engaged communication design, oral history and storytelling. Following a similar process as the documentary, educators, academics and practitioners in oral history, creative writing, storytelling, visual communication, socially engaged art, and through a pilot program which took place at The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (NiMAC), participants developed an understanding of ways that they can connect with local communities through oral history collection.
Voicing Stories aims to collect a variety of oral history narratives and showcase these within a digital library. Through the genre of video-testimonies, community members are encouraged to collect local community members’ stories on technology, art, design, crafts, music, community life, neighbourhood and stories on political events, from the 1960s and 1970s. The second initiative, Craft Stories, aims to record, salvage and disseminate authentic stories
in relation to craftsmen’s experiences with endangered crafts of Cyprus, through the co-creation of comic strips.
Produced by Xarkis