Andrea Brunello, Arditodesio, Italy and Annette Klinkert, EUSEA, Germany
Our identities are multifaceted and constantly evolving, yet in science communication, we often adopt narratives that don’t reflect our own voices. Storytelling offers a powerful means to explore and develop personal narratives, both within and beyond research. In this interactive workshop, we’ll experiment with storytelling techniques to connect with our identities and critically reflect on existing narratives in science. Through dialogue and creative exercises like crafting Elevenies (short poems), participants will uncover themes for storytelling about scientific topics. By the end, attendees will gain innovative tools to share their perspectives on science, fostering a deeper engagement with diverse audiences and challenging traditional hero narratives.