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We founded the Participatory Narrative Inquiry Institute so you — and we — can link to other practitioners in the field of participatory narrative and in connected fields. Our ultimate aim is to advance the state of the art in PNI.
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On our PNI Institute call on September 12, 2018, we talked about the use of PNI for innovation. Before each of these calls, I've been trying to (a) write a blog post about the topic and (b) find some things (ideas, frameworks, papers, etc) we can talk about during the...read more
Anyone interested in learning more about the broad landscape of story work will want to check out the Story the Future Online Summit taking place September 10 to 30. I (Cynthia Kurtz) contributed a half-hour interview, as did something like 30 other people in the...read more
Helping people see the world through each others eyes, overcoming personal barriers and connecting people to prevent or solve conflict is one of the core propositions of PNI (working with stories). So it is for good reasons conflict resolution will be the October topic in our 2018 series of monthly PNI talks. So there must be a good reason to blog on this now. Well, there is ….read more
I've been making an effort each month to see if I have anything useful to say about the topic of our upcoming Zoom conversation. Our next topic is the use of participatory narrative inquiry to support innovation. (Yes, that call is in September, and it's August now....read more
On our PNI Institute call on July 11, 2018, we talked about the use of PNI for decision support. Before the call, I had been poking around on the internet and found four frameworks or sets of criteria for talking about decision support, so we used them as a sort of...read more
Our PNI Institute call on June 13, 2018 was the second in our "uses of PNI" series. We talked about the use of PNI to catch emerging trends, or for weak signal detection. We started by talking about how the term "weak signal detection" is not one we'd rather use,...read more
That’s a story! twitter.com/Nicolaewna/status/…