Welcome to the PNI InstituteAdvancing the state of the art in Participatory Narrative Inquiry
We founded the PNI 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 Participatory Narrative Inquiry (PNI).
This site offers a calendar of our monthly PNI Institute Calls, a blog with short summaries of our calls, some information about the Institute, and a members page. Want to join? Registration is free. Want to know more? Get in touch.
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Our PNI Institute call on May 9, 2018 was the first in our "uses of PNI" series. We talked about the use of PNI to "find things out" -- essentially, to answer specific research questions. We talked about projects in which inquiry into particular questions was...read more
photo credentials: Chris Ratzlaff Last month we announced the PNI Institute calls in 2018 will revolve around "why work with stories". The calls are great opportunities to swap stories of experience and sharpen your PNI skills through discussing and...read more
Our PNI Institute call for April 11, 2018 was for trading stories about PNI projects. We talked about projects that surprised us, projects we were proud of, and projects we thought people needed to hear about. And of course we talked about what makes a good project...read more
Two big changes are taking place in our monthly PNI Institute Zoom calls. The time is changing from 10am to 2pm NY time, and we are switching to audio recordings instead of written notes. We also have a new line-up of topics to discuss.read more
Our PNI Institute call for February was a continuation of our earlier exploration of the relationship between PNI and Narrative Inquiry. These are some notes on our fruitful discussion. Proof First we talked about proof, and how there are different forms of it....read more
Sometimes one gets an opportunity to use a channel to put things forward to an audience one never thought one would meet. Such an event happened last week when I was a guest for the second time in the GloComNet webinar series on Complexity and Uncertainty. The webinar is recorded in a brand new TV studio which can livestream 4K content. The webinars recordings have audiences up to 1500 people, so it was a real honour to be a guest.
The topic of this fifth episode was storytelling and complexity, which seems odd at first, since storytelling to most people is primarily known as a business method to deliver a message to an audience. Lately, Storytelling has almost replaced PowerPoint on congress podia. And today’s ads on TV or the internet must be “Stories” else – the marketing experts say – nobody takes them seriously (which I doubt, but alas).read more
PNI Institute update for January 2018 - eepurl.com/dhNnTH