Sharing stories with strange people

Sharing stories with strange people

In our monthly Zoom calls this year, we have been going through a list of the uses of participatory narrative inquiry. To support our discussions, I’ve been taking some time each month to think about the topic of the next call. I have no particular process in...
Dialogue and conflict during the PNI stages

Dialogue and conflict during the PNI stages

A bit over a month ago I published a blog post called Complicating the narratives with PNI in preparation for this month’s PNI call on dialogue and conflict resolution. It is about the role PNI can play in constructive journalism. The PNI process itself is however also full of conflicts. So this blog will be about the dialogues and conflicts encountered during the PNI stages: Planning, Collection, Catalysis, Sensemaking, Intervention and Return.

Complicating the Narratives with PNI

Complicating the Narratives with PNI

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 ….

How to Cook Pasta

How to Cook Pasta

Would you like me to tell you how to cook pasta? No? Pretend you do for a minute so I can make a point. It’s about stories, I promise. First, choose a pot with a good thick bottom. If the pot’s bottom is thin, the water will not boil evenly, and the pasta...