Stories


Read our regular dispatches on the latest and greatest storytelling projects and innovations from around the world.


A Doorway Into Future Discourse
In 2009 the New Museum in New York presented “It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq,” a commission by British Artist Jeremy Deller. I left the museum with quiet tears streaming down my face, deeply moved by the experience. Deller placed a living room setup in the middle of the floor and curated a group of veterans, journalists, scholars, and Iraqi nationals to have an unrestrained open dialogue with the visitors. I sat alone with Nour al-Khal, who worked as a translator in Basra and survived journalist Steven Vincent in 2005 when they were abducted, beaten, and shot by armed men.
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FoST Is Coming to Austin
From March 10–14, the Future of StoryTelling is partnering with Casper and ONE:NIGHT to take over the Austin Motel on South Congress.
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Hollywood and the Facade of Inclusion
The rise of creative, original content that is seemingly beginning to reflect the demographics of the audience through casting has led many people to think about diversity in Hollywood. But how far does diversity in entertainment really go? And does our definition of it have to change as content changes?
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