As part of the Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics, this event will showcase four case studies, including QUB research projects in collaboration with Titanic Belfast, Prisons Memory Archive, and Ulster Museum.
The projects will demonstrate how personal stories can engage with people emotionally across time and space and across different cultures.
Storytelling enables us to learn about past events in an emotionally engaging way. It is becoming a popular approach in museums and heritage sites. It brings exhibitions to life by using personal voices and perspectives instead of the more traditional approach of presenting facts and artefacts. It also helps with community inclusion and social connection to engage with a broader audience including those with disabilities.