STEPS-JNU Symposium 2014: Powerful storytelling

The power of simple storytelling to move and inspire is explored in a new post about ‘photovoice’ by Julia Day, STEPS Centre Deputy Director and Head of Communications, written for the WonkComms blog.

Photovoice, a participatory method using photography and people talking about their experiences, is being used to great effect by our partner Shibaji Bose, a communications specialist at the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) in Kolkata, for the STEPS Centre’s Uncertainty from Below project.

At the recent Jawaharlal Nehru University-STEPS Centre joint Symposium on Exploring Pathways to Sustainability, Shibaji’s ‘Uncertainty through the Lens’ presentation about people’s experiences of living with climate change in three sites across India caught the imagination of delegates and earned high praise as the most powerful moment of the event.

In her WonkComms blogpost, Julia suggests researchers and research communicators alike might find a powerful focus for their work in back-to-basics storytelling.