From 22 to 25 January 2024, SERI, the University of Western Cape's Politics and Urban Governance Research Group, and the University of Sheffield hosted a workshop on ‘Storytelling in a time of crisis’. Residents from Slovo Park and members of the Slovo Park Community Development Forum (SPCDF) also participated in the workshop.
Over the four-day workshop, the participants had the opportunity to develop stories based on their personal experiences that contextualise and demonstrate their understanding of the crises they have faced. The participants also had the opportunity to develop their stories based on whichever format they preferred, including creating storybooks and podcasts. The sessions unpacked the process of developing a story and the important components of structuring a story. Another session focused on the process of scriptwriting. The participants were then able to present their stories for feedback.