The Power of Stories

On the 4th of September, Susan Schreibman and Shiro Inoue delivered a lecture and creative session titled “The Power of Stories” for the students at Zuyd Hogeschool in Heerlen. Through various activities we exemplified how the richness of storytelling as a means of communication can compel the viewer’s emotions, critical thinking, imagination or socio-cultural interpretation of the message. In a creative session, students were encouraged to create a story using everyday objects (e.g. coffee filters) as “media,” and sharing their original stories with their peers.