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StoryTheCity & Kafe CERITA

(Indonesia, Netherlands, United Kingdom) 

Kafe CERITA (aka StoryTheCity) amplifies citizens' voices using storytelling, dialogue methods, and technology enabling the fight against discrimination, the promotion of inclusivity and the building trust. It empowers leaders, community influencers, teachers, and professionals to work with diversity more effectively within organisations and in wider society.

History

The programme was designed and piloted in 5 cities in Indonesia by The Caravanserai Collective and The Habibie Center and funded by Google.org from January 2017 - March 2018 (report and video below). The name CERITA is the Indonesian word for “story”…hence the cafe of stories.

Delivery

The full programme includes training, replication, a showcase, and a digital platform. We are currently delivering the programme in full and as a stand alone training (for information on StoryTheCity Training click here).

-We have recently received funding through Google.org (administered by the ISD) to run the full StoryTheCity programme in Peterborough, UK with Peterborough Museum (Vivacity) and Soulfood Productions from August-December 2018 (for more information click here)

-We ran a 1-day taster for professionals in Amsterdam in July 2018 with local partners Nieuw Wij 

-We adapted the programme for teenagers for an Interfaith Youth Camp put on by Arigatou International and URI Europe in The Hague, The Netherlands in July 2018

Who

The Caravanserai Collective is UK based private limited company established in February 2017 to run CERITA/StoryTheCity worldwide and run training in both the private and public sectors. Our Directors are Abdul Rehman Malik and Stephen Shashoua and we engage consultants for specific project work.

The Kafe CERITA/StoryTheCity programme is co-owned by The Caravanserai Collective and the Habibie Center

 

StoryTheCity UK

About the UK project   StoryTheCity is a project run by The Caravanserai Collective (UK). Its aim is to collect stories from the diversity of people in the UK. The project is an adapted replication of the project Kafe CERITA piloted by the Caravanserai Collective and The Habibie Center (Indonesia) - learn more   here     Pilot in Peterborough   Together with partners, Peterborough Museum and Soulfood Productions, and with funding from Google.org through the ISD, we initiated a pilot in August 2018. The project explores ‘what it is to be a Peterborian today’ to mark the 900th anniversary of the city and its cathedral.  People from all over Peterborough and the surrounding towns are contributing their stories in 1 and 2 minute video shorts that will live on in the museum archives to tell and retell our collective history for decades to come. We will also be celebrating these stories at the Hidden Stories Final Event at the museum in December.  A team of StoryTheCity storytellers are currently offering Storytelling workshops using Augusto Boal theatrical techniques between now and the end of November to help Peterborians frame and tell their stories. They will also be out across the streets of Peterborough with mics! Stay up to date on when these are taking place and register to participate through   https://vivacity.org/storythecity

About the UK project

StoryTheCity is a project run by The Caravanserai Collective (UK). Its aim is to collect stories from the diversity of people in the UK. The project is an adapted replication of the project, Kafe CERITA, piloted by the Caravanserai Collective and The Habibie Center (Indonesia) - learn more here

Pilot in Peterborough

Together with partners, Peterborough Museum and Soulfood Productions, and with funding from Google.org through the ISD, we initiated a pilot in August 2018. The project explores ‘what it is to be a Peterborian today’ to mark the 900th anniversary of the city and its cathedral.

People from all over Peterborough and the surrounding towns are contributing their stories in 1 and 2 minute video shorts that will live on in the museum archives to tell and retell our collective history for decades to come. We will also be celebrating these stories at the Hidden Stories Final Event at the museum in December.

A team of StoryTheCity storytellers are currently offering Storytelling workshops using Augusto Boal theatrical techniques between now and the end of November to help Peterborians frame and tell their stories. They will also be out across the streets of Peterborough with mics! Stay up to date on when these are taking place and register to participate through https://vivacity.org/storythecity