NiP | Creative


November 2016

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Narrative in Practice (NiP) is a semi-annual, one-day symposium that brings artists, architects, community organisers, and other creatives together to explore the use and importance of narrative in their work.

NiP 2011 took place at Toynbee Hall in East London. Fourteen speakers from an array of disciplines discussed the role narrative plays in their everyday practice, and how stories influence the experiences they create. This inaugural event addressed questions such as ‘What is narrative for you, in your practice?’, ‘How can stories or storytelling be of use to a design process?’, and ‘Where do your narratives come from and are they important?’.

NiP 2013 was hosted at St. Luke’s Community Centre, another East London location. This year’s event asked speakers to map how their relationship with narrative has developed over time. They were prompted with questions like, ‘How and when did you meet narrative?’

NiP returned to St. Luke’s Community once again in 2016. This instalment of the series explored the dynamic relationships that develop between author(s) and audience(s) in a narrative and narrative environments context.

NiP speakers included: Scott Burnham, Catherine Greig from make:good, Linda Florence, Daisy Froud, Ken Kirton from Hato, Lucy Macnab, Melissa Mongiat from Daily Tous Les Jours, Julia Pitts from the Science Museum, Studio Weave and Dominic Wilcox.

NiP is curated by Despina Hadjilouca, Nina Honiball and Yukie Nagasawa.

Post-symposium publications can be downloaded here.