Storymaking was a one day Symposium held on Friday 11th November 2016, at The Liverpool Screen School, Liverpool John Moores University organized in collaboration with the ICC (Institute of Cultural Capital) and supported by the MeCCSA Practice Network.
The focus of this symposium was making stories with rather than just for the audience.
Presenters came from across the UK and Ireland to share ideas about participatory narrative projects, from the perspective of producers and participants and looking at storytelling practices as vehicles for therapy, discussion, education, sharing, engagement and community building.
This was a lively and entertaining day that built bridges between delegates from diverse backgrounds in radio, writing, film making, theatre, science and the arts. There was story telling, performance, video and audio to illustrate a rich debate about the relationships between producers and consumers of cultural products and participatory culture as a developing area of media practice.
There was much discussion throughout the day and a sharing of practice amongst those who already produce new media / digital content and work collaboratively with others and those interested in developing work with audiences and users.