Stories in Transit V: Animation and Writing

Stories in Transit V: Animation and Writing

Stories in Transit V: Animation and Writing Workshop

13-16 April, 2018

See more photographs from the workshop series here! The image above is a photograph from the mapmaking workshop, after group walked around the city as a way of gathering material and ideas for the stories.

The plan for this four-day workshop was twofold: to build on Lee Shearman’s animation sessions in November 2017 and to concentrate on variations and invention of stories: on their structure and dramatis personae. On the first day we set out to gather material for inspiration by going for a walk through Palermo, which led to a day of mapmaking. That same evening, a member of Giocherenda, Dine, performed the fable ‘The Huntsman and the King’s Son’, which he had first told us at one of the earliest workshops. Our hope was to translate the story into an animated film, which we started depicting using Lee's ingenious rostrums. The third and fourth days consisted of working on this animation, alongside developing a newly told story...

The workshop report can be found here.


Students of Centro Provinciale per l’Istruzione degli Adulti (CPIA)

Joan Ashworth - artist, filmmaker and independent scholar

Clelia Bartoli - teacher, writer, and coordinator of the educational experiment Polipolis at the "CPIA - Palermo 1," dedicated to unaccompanied foreign minors; lecturer in Human Rights at the Department of Legal Sciences of the University of Palermo, she has served as an expert at the Italian Ministry of Integration

Valentina Castagna - lecturer, translator, writer, former Associate Research Fellow at the Birkbeck College (University of London), worked for several years as an independent interpreter and translator for the Law Courts of Palermo

Selma Dabbagh - writer and human rights and international criminal lawyer; author of the novel Out of It (2011)

Saifoudiny Diallo - storyteller from Giocherenda

Yousif Latif Jaralla - storyteller

Lee Shearman – Arts educator, illustrator and designer

Marina Warner - writer and cultural historian, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London, Fellow of the British Academy and President-Elect of the Royal Society of Literature

Supported by the Metabolic Studio, with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London.


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