Episode 007

About Story: Ups and Downs of Story-Based Work









Arlene Goldbard

François Matarasso



July 16, 2021


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In the seventh episode of A Culture of Possibility, Arlene Goldbard and François Matarasso talk about the explosion of story-based work in community and participatory arts and what it all means.

Antecedents include the women’s movement and the civil rights movement, and examples include a 360-degree view of the close of a psychiatric hospital to a national dialogue culminating in a “Poetic Address to the Nation.”

François and Arlene touch on the strengths of this practice, the ethical challenges, and the importance of having a clear intention.