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Antonia Liguori

Lecturer in Applied Storytelling
School of the Arts, English and Drama - Loughborough University (UK)
Language Arts And English, Civics, Cultures, Music, Performing Arts, Social Studies, Visual Arts, World History, Arts :
Lecturer in Applied Storytelling

Antonia Liguori is a Lecturer in Applied Storytelling at Loughborough University (UK) and AHRC Research Fellow at the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. She has a PhD in History and Computer Science (Bologna, Italy) and a Masters in Contemporary History (Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy). She is also a journalist and a Web content and SEO manager. In the last 7 years, she’s been working across Europe to explore the role of storytelling in today’s digital world. Before moving to the UK, she coordinated the Multimedia Department at BAICR Sistema Cultura with the aim of contributing to the enhancement of cultural heritage through innovative methodologies and the creation of digital environments.

Antonia Liguori's collections

 

"Pertenecer": Using Museum Objects to Prompt Stories and Explore Sense of Place and Belonging

<p></p> <p><strong><em>Pertenecer</em></strong> is a digital storytelling workshop that enhances the <strong>4Cs</strong> (Creativity, Critical thinking, Collaboration, Communication) and improves digital literacy.  In this three-day workshop participants attending Fairfax County Public School Family Literacy and/or the Parent Leadership programs will use museum objects as prompts to create videos of personal stories. No technical experience is necessary, but participants of all levels will:</p> <ul><li>learn about the variety of resources available in the Smithsonian Learning Lab. </li><li>experiment with story-boarding 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 Digital Storytelling 5-steps process </li><li>practice oral and written English language skills </li><li>enhance identity through personal stories </li><li>strengthen intergenerational family bond </li><li>increase visual literacy through close looking at art</li></ul><p>_______________________________________________________________</p> <p>This workshop is part of the research project "<em>Storying</em> the Cultural Heritage: Digital Storytelling as a tool to enhance the 4Cs in formal and informal learning" led by Dr Antonia Liguori, appointed as a Smithsonian Fellow with the <strong>Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access </strong>(<strong>SCLDA</strong>) from March 1 to June 30 2018, and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK under the International Placement Scheme. Over the next months, Dr Antonia Liguori, in collaboration with Dr Philippa Rappoport<strong> – </strong>who has agreed to serve as principal mentor/advisor during Dr Liguori’s appointment – will work with Fairfax County Public School Family Literacy and Parent Leadership Programs to explore the use of Digital Storytelling in combination with the digital resources of the Smithsonian Learning Lab. <span></span> </p>
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"Home and Away": Using museum objects to prompt stories and explore sense of place and belonging

<p>"Home and Away" is a digital storytelling workshop that enhances the <strong>4Cs</strong> (Creativity, Critical thinking, Collaboration, Communication) and improves literacy in second-language learners.  In this three-day workshop participants from Spain coming to Washington DC for an international exchange program with Oyster-Adams Bilingual School, supported by American students, will use museum objects as prompts to create videos of personal stories. No technical experience is necessary, but participants of all levels will:</p> <ul><li>learn about the variety of resources available in the Smithsonian Learning Lab.</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 Digital Storytelling 5-steps process</li><li>practice oral and written English language skills</li><li>enhance identity through personal stories</li><li>increase visual literacy through close looking at art</li></ul><p>This workshop has been organised by the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) in collaboration with Oyster-Adams Bilingual School.</p> <p>Workshop facilitators are Antonia Liguori (Loughborough University, UK) and Philippa Rappoport (SCLDA).</p> <p>This activity is part of <em> “Storying” the Cultural Heritage: Digital Storytelling as a tool to enhance the 4Cs in formal and informal learning</em>, a research project led by Dr Antonia Liguori, appointed as a Smithsonian Fellow with the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) from March 1 to June 30 2018, and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK under the International Placement Scheme.</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="https://storytellingacademy.education/" 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="https://www.queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/our-story/get-involved/education-and-young-people/east-education-summer-school-2019" 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="https://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/aed/staff/academic/antonia-liguori/" 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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"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="http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern/tate-exchange">http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/t...</a></p> <p><br /></p>
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