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“Futurescapes. Storytelling and Video-Making Workshop: Using Digital Museums Resources to Imagine Our City in 2050”

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Language Arts And English +2 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This Learning Lab collection was made to guide participants  during the Digital Storytelling workshop “Futurescapes. Storytelling and Video-Making Workshop: Using Digital Museums Resources to Imagine Our City in 2050””, a two-day event organised by the Storytelling Research Team at Loughborough University, UK, and hosted in the London campus at Here East on the 6th and the 7th of August as part of the East Education Summer School at Here East in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

During the workshop, designed and facilitated by Dr Antonia Liguori, museums objects will be used to trigger stories about a day in East London in 2050.

Participants will 

  • learn how to use the cloud-based video-editing software WeVideo to make their own digital story;
  • explore the variety of museums digital resources available online;
  • experiment with storyboarding techniques for creative writing;
  • learn how to record and edit an audio file;
  • be supported in the selection of images and the production of a short video;
  • reflect on the 5-step Digital Storytelling process;
  • increase visual literacy through close looking at art.

Digital stories work best when there are rewards for both the storyteller and the viewer. Stories are always told from the perspective of the storyteller and for maximum benefit, it is vital to carefully choose the right story to tell.  All necessary information will be given during the workshop, but to maximise opportunities, participants need to bring with them an object or a photo that connects them to the place where they live now and/or to their idea about how this place could change in the future.

This workshop is also the final event of the EOOL project and aims to showcase the methodology applied in this EU funded project to explore its potential in other formal and non-formal education contexts.

Moon and Dog

National Museum of African Art

Ice-breaker Activity

Antonia Liguori

Sounds of the Future City

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Atomic City

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Dimensional City

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

City Square

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Save Our City

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Future Cycles—Process Lab

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

City Street

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Monster City, Monsters, Inc.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Convention City

National Portrait Gallery

City Sunlight

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Spacecraft - Star City

National Air and Space Museum

City of New York Balloon

National Air and Space Museum

What is a Digital Story?

Antonia Liguori

Storyboarding Activity

Antonia Liguori

Sketching a story

Antonia Liguori

Storyboarding Template

Antonia Liguori

An Ever Changing City

Antonia Liguori

London

Antonia Liguori

Vegans

Antonia Liguori

London in 2050

Antonia Liguori

Jamaica!

Antonia Liguori

Audio recording

Antonia Liguori

Sharing a Digital Story

Antonia Liguori

Supporting resources

Antonia Liguori