m:brane Learning

The Non Didactic Universe

Open Resource Workshop©

m:brane is excited to introduce our Open Resource Workshop©, a method of workshopping with youth experts to gain knowledge from the audience we are trying to reach, in how to tell engaging stories. This concept of workshopping with an invited group of youth experts, was introduced during m:brane’s exclusive REALYOUNG©, workshops starting back in 2015 and now in its 8th edition. This year we are expanding this concept and invite content creators and decision makers to observe the method, live during our newest initiative: m:brane Learning – The Non Didactic Universe. The Open Resource Workshop© aims to broaden our understanding of how young people engage with scientific content and storytelling outside the educational system. We are curious detectives in the service of investigating how to make it possible to create valuable content, that is passionate about and attractive for a new generation.  

Last year (2021) our first ever Science and learning track at m:brane was born out of need. We are surrounded by gaps: gaps in information, canyons in culture, blurred space in between what is and what is not.

This exciting new strand brings together a specifically chosen collection of stories and thinkers who represent new dimensions in contemplation about our place in the world and how we can collectively address the challenges facing us. We ask ourselves what it means to be re-wired in a positive way, to re-tool towards humanist values.

What: m:brane’s ambition is to create a strong link between smart content creatives and the needs spun out of the science community’s so called third task – The third task is the task of colleges and universities to share knowledge, in addition to the first two main tasks, education and research.

Why: The Science Community is obliged to share their research, knowledge and findings. However often this has to be done with very limited access to funding, knowhow, network and audience/segment insight. Which creates a risk that the information does not reach the public. And as we focus on Young Audiences, those who will inherit and take over the Society we have created, the loss of knowledge transfer can in the worst case scenario, become damaged

How: Storytelling in Science Communication often turns out to be the crucial difference, whether or not the topic and research will inspire the public, promote understanding of science, and engage the public more deliberately in science.

Storytellers can help scientists find an approachable way to communicate their research to a wider target audience and through storytelling reach a larger number of people.

When scientists and visual content makers collaborate, content with a high quality can be created. This can benefit not only the involved partner as such, but also the European democratic Societies we live in, as it will evoke critical thinking, reflective mind sets and cognitive stimulation.