Postcards as Doorways

by Andrew Curry & Victoria Ward

Introduction

This essay is about the use of a particular type of found or constructed object – the postcard – as a device to enable dialogue in groups that allows participants to connect together past, present and futures, to build new stories about the future, and to put themselves in the picture. The authors, who have collaborated in using postcards as a workshop device, come from different disciplines. Andrew is a futurist, Victoria works with narrative knowledge and storytelling. In both of our practices we have found that the use of postcards changes the nature and the meaning of the experience.(continue…)

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