We need new narratives that support a transition to a world healed by justice and equity.
Narratives are inherently human and are our sense-making systems – they help us make sense of our reality. Every day they drive our thoughts, decisions, and actions. Narratives give meaning to stories, whereas stories bring narratives to life.
We need new narratives that don’t seek to silence or oppress people. We need new narratives that support a transition to a world healed by justice and equity. Over the next several years, we are inquiring into: –
- What’s the role of narratives in guiding/leading us through this transition?
- How can creative practices support new frames to emerge that will support the transition to a world healed by justice, equity, and inclusion?
- Who are the creative practitioners subject to marginalisation doing this work already, and what additional support do they need?
- Suppose we assume that journalism (and the news and media system) holds influence over narratives. What kind of infrastructure needs to be in place to create a renewed, healthy field of journalism that centers people who are most marginalised in terms of stories told and who gets to tell them.