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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 dialogue, or bringing people together. Tune in to listen to the discussion. We've been collecting some things to talk about before each call, sometimes drawing on other people's...read more
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 doing...read more
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.read more
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