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Antonia Liguori

Senior Lecturer in Applied Storytelling
Loughborough University, UK
Language Arts And English, Civics, Cultures, Music, Performing Arts, Social Studies, Visual Arts, World History, Arts
Senior Lecturer in Applied Storytelling

Dr Antonia Liguori is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Storytelling. Her academic background is in History and Computer Science. Since 2008, she has been involved in a variety of international research projects to develop tools and methods to foster innovation in education; to explore the role of storytelling in today’s digital world; to investigate and trial ways of using digital storytelling as a participatory methodology for inter-disciplinary research.

Over the past five years her research has been focusing on three main strands: applied storytelling on environmental issues; digital storytelling in (cultural/heritage) education; storytelling and urban design. More recently, after having joined HEART – Healing Education Animation Research Therapy, she has been exploring digital storytelling as therapeutic intervention.

Antonia Liguori's collections


Exploring the meaning of "social inclusion" through Digital Storytelling

<p>This collection was made for a hands-on workshop organised by the Dresher Center for the Humanities at UMBC as part of the Inclusion Imperative Program.</p> <p>During the workshop UMBC faculty and graduate students have the opportunity to learn some of the key elements of digital storytelling focused on questions of inclusion and justice. Some of the contents and tools were inspired by the EU funded project DIST - Digital Integration Storytelling <a href=""></a></p> <p>Workshop participants will practice storyboarding and editing audio/visual materials as well as discuss how narrative structure and modes of storytelling vary in the diverse culture contexts in which we work and live. </p>
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“Futurescapes. Storytelling and Video-Making Workshop: Using Digital Museums Resources to Imagine Our City in 2050”

<p><u></u></p> <p>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 <a href="" target="_blank">Storytelling Research Team</a> 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 <a href="" target="_blank" style="background-color:rgb(63,63,63);">East Education Summer School at Here East in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park</a>.</p> <p>During the workshop, designed and facilitated by <a href="" target="_blank">Dr Antonia Liguori</a>, museums objects will be used to trigger stories about a day in East London in 2050.</p> <p>Participants will  </p> <ul><li>learn how to use the cloud-based video-editing software WeVideo to make their own digital story; </li><li>explore the variety of museums digital resources available online; </li><li>experiment with storyboarding techniques for creative writing; </li><li>learn how to record and edit an audio file; </li><li>be supported in the selection of images and the production of a short video; </li><li>reflect on the 5-step Digital Storytelling process; </li><li>increase visual literacy through close looking at art.</li></ul><p>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. </p> <p>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.<br /></p>
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Digital Storytelling to Explore Latinx History, Arts and Culture

<p>This Learning Lab collection was made to support teachers and educators participating in the <strong>"Exploring Latinx Artists from the Frost Art Museum Collection"</strong> Workshop, to reflect on their experience. This program received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.</p> <p>This workshops is organised by the <strong>Patricia &amp; Phillip Frost Art Museum</strong> and the <strong>Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access</strong>, and aims at sharing digital resources and tools for the classroom available from the Smithsonian Learning Lab ( During the workshop,  co-facilitated by Dr Antonia Liguori (Loughborugh University, UK) and Dr Philippa Rappoport (SCLDA), participants will learn how to create a lesson plan using digital resources and how to enhance their students' learning experience through <strong>Digital Storytelling</strong>.</p> <p>In particular this collection represents an introduction on how to apply <strong>Digital Storytelling</strong> within the <strong>Learning Lab</strong> as a <strong>teaching strategy</strong> and a <strong>self-reflective tool</strong> to stimulate <strong>active and deep learning</strong>.</p> <p>You will find here:</p> <p>- a short ice-breaker activity to start shifting from a cognitive appreciation of art to a personal connection to museum objects;</p> <p>- some examples of digital stories made by other educators during previous Digital Storytelling workshops 'embedded' in the Learning Lab;</p> <p>- a description of the Digital Storytelling process, with templates for storyboarding and a few tips for audio and video editing;</p> <p>- some prompts to start drafting a script for the Digital Story that will be made in a following workshop.</p><p>#LatinoHAC<br /></p>
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"Conversation Circles" across the Atlantic

<p>This workshop is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., the School of the Arts, English and Drama - Loughborough University (UK) and Tate Exchange in London.</p> <p>"Conversations Circles" is an ongoing free drop-in program for adults to practice their English and learn about American history and culture through the art of portraiture, that is designed and coordinated by the National Portrait Gallery and the DC Public Library.</p> <p>During this particular workshop, the group that meets weekly at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC will be virtually joined by a group in London, that is already involved in a one-day storytelling workshop facilitated by researchers from Loughborough University as part of the Tate Exchange program.</p> <p>Tate Exchange is an entirely new program for Tate Modern that explores how art makes a difference in society. Tate Exchange will occupy an entire floor of the new Switch House building of the new Tate Modern in London and also has an online platform for wider public engagement. The program runs from September to June every year and aims to open up the museum to new, more diverse audiences. </p> <p>Loughborough University is one of the Associates that support Tate Modern to deliver this program. <br />More info on the program here: <a href=""></a></p> <p><br /></p>
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