A collaborative workshop with Giocherenda and Compass Collective.
30th January 2021
Online: UK, Palermo, Marseille
This was our second workshop online, playing Giocherenda's Wheel of Wishes, led by the creators of the game themselves. Working also with Sasha Harrington, Mhairi Gayer and participants from Compass Collective, we formed three groups and three stories. Each story started with that group's collective wish, soon encountering hurdles to get there, and the wheel giving them their protagonist's context and situation. To see and read more about these stories, go to our padlet page. We were also joined by Lila Azam Zangeneh, from Libraries without Borders.
Participants from Stories in Transit
Valentina Castagna - lecturer, translator, writer, former Associate Research Fellow at the Birkbeck College (University of London), worked for several years as an independent interpreter and translator for the Law Courts of Palermo
Rachel Kneebone - artist, whose intricate sculptures 'address and question the human condition: renewal, transformation, life cycles and the experience of inhabiting the body'. See more of her work here.
Hannah Machover - administrator of Stories in Transit and artist-maker, recently finished a Printmaking MA at Camberwell School of Arts
Roger Malbert - former Head of Hayward Touring and author of Drawing People: The Human Figure in Contemporary Art (2015)
Federica Mazzara - Reader in Intercultural Communication at the University of Westminster. Federica works on migration and art.
Matthew Reynolds - writer, Professor of English and Comparative Criticism and Tutorial Fellow, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford
Philip Terry - poet, professor at the University of Essex, where he teaches Creative Writing; writer and editor of The Penguin Book of Oulipo (2019)
Marina Warner – writer and cultural historian, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London, Fellow of the British Academy and President-Elect of the Royal Society of Literature