Hogeschool van Amsterdam

FDMCI Learning Communities

Webinar Impact Storytelling

How can we use storytelling to have a positive impact on societal issues?


On Thursday the 4th of March we would like to explore and deepen insight in how we can use narrative and stories to have a positive impact and help us navigate to more desirable futures. We have invited four speakers that will share their knowledge and insights on how they use storytelling to positively impact climate, diversity and inclusion topics.

In times of change, transformation and innovation, storytelling has been used throughout history to connect, create change, educate, inspire, lead, heal and move us. The stories we tell, create the world we live in. We need to define and change the stories that prevent us from moving forward personally and systemically. If we want to challenge current status quo, we have to change the stories that perpetuate it. By telling new stories we can build a new world.

The program will be in English and consists of plenary showcases by the speakers, followed by break-out session to discuss an talk about the topics addressed and to co-create on how they could be used to further your own practice and used for future collaborations.

Programme overview

14:00 - 14:20

Silvana Beerends Pavlovic – Head of Storytelling Learning Community @ Faculty of Digital Media & Creative Industries, AUAS

Silvana will kick-off the webinar with a short intro about the learning community and will share her insights in the power of storytelling from the perspective of cognitive psychology.

14:20 - 14:40

Bernadette Kuiper – Founder Impact Makers

Bernadette founded Impact Makers to develop impact campaigns around Dutch documentary films. The aim of a strategic impact campaign is to use the power of storytelling in independent film as a catalyst for social change. Over de years she has worked on developing, financing, executing, and evaluating over 30 impact campaigns on a variety of topics such as youth services, racism and poverty. Bernadette will share her vision on impact and take us along in a recent impact campaign they developed.

14:40 - 15:00

Sobhi Khatib – Digital Society School

Sobhi is Programme Manager at the Digital Society School (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences), instructor on Diversity &Inclusion and a storyteller. He has worked with over 70 organisations across different sectors to assist them with advancing their inclusivity, communications, strategy and innovation. During the webinar, Sobhi will share his experience and thoughts on the need for recreating narratives to build an inclusive society.

15:00 - 15:30 Break-out session 1 – Small groups, great discussion and brainstorm
15:40 - 16:00

Carlo di Gaetano & Andy Dockett – Project Cli-Fi – Visual Methodologies Collective

Carlo De Gaetano is a design researcher at the Visual Methodologies Collective. He focuses on data visualisation for social and cultural research, with interest in the mapping of social issues through images and participatory practices. Andy Dockett is a research fellow at the visual methodologies collective focusing on civil communication platforms that aim to create greater public understanding of highly complex and timely issues as climate change. In project cli-fi they set out to shed a light on climate fiction (‘cli-fi’) in literature, the arts and visual culture, and contribute to this field by developing and testing new formats for climate storytelling. They will showcase the cli-fi project and take us along their methodology of creating climate fictions with human and machine co-authorship, and how they have used this to offer a new visual data set that aims to reset and refresh the imagination on the topic of climate change.

16:00 - 16:20

Bas van den Berg – Chief Learning Ecologist @ Mission Zero – The Hague University of Apllied Sciences

Bas is the education coordinator of the center of expertise Mission Zero, which is focused on empowering learners to co-create a sustainable future. He is working on a PhD at Wageningen University, where he focuses on designing education that connects to and co-creates regenerative learning ecologies in which sustainable transformations take place. These more ecological approaches to higher education nurture students to act as ecosystem catalysts, or facilitators of societal learning, by developing their leadership capacity to transgress current reality and co-create alternative regenerative narratives for the places in which we live and are.

16:20 - 16:50 Break-out session 1 – Small groups, great discussion and brainstorm
16:50 – 17:00 Wrap-up

Livecast & break-outs

The links for the livecast & break-outs will be sent to you a couple of days prior to the webinar.


Contact storytelling-fdmci@hva.nl

Gepubliceerd door  FDMCI Learning Communities 17 februari 2021


Startdatum 04 mrt


14:00 - 17:00 uur


Studio HvA

Wibautstraat 2-4

1091 GM Amsterdam