Gender Tech Collective stories

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Title of the tutorial Creating stories on collective responses
Kind of learning session Gender and Tech, Skill sharing
Tutorial category Discussion
Duration (hours) 1
Learning objectives Constructing a group narrative around security and self care, to encourage participants to think about what collectives or organisations can do in the area of security.
Prerequisites Ideally, the facilitator should have taken part in this exercise at least once, to have an idea of what is expected.

Prepare a whole set of material : colored pencils, cardboards, etc.. to offer to each group if they need it.

Methodology Divide the participants into small groups – 4 or 5 people, and ask them to create a real or fictitious story around security or self care. The format for presentation is a theatre piece, a 'fireside story', a drawing or comic strip – the most important part is that every member of the group is taking part in the storytelling.

Facilitators should encourage participants to ensure agency – we all have our own power, we face risks, but we have responses – and encourage these themes to be used in the stories we tell. Groups are given 45 minutes to come up with a short story to then perform back to the group as a whole.

Number of facilitators involved 1
Technical needs Creative material : Colored pencils, cardboards, paper, scissors, etc..
Theoretical and on line resources None