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Untold – HistoryPin: 16:00 to 17:00 on Monday 10th July at UEL University Square Stratford

Untold – HistoryPin

UEL is pleased to host an experimental storytelling workshop led by HistoryPin CEO Michael Ambjorn that showcases an approach to storytelling designed to unite communities.


About the workshop

In an age of Brexit and Trump, bridging divided communities might seem like a far-fetched dream. But at Historypin, we believe it’s possible and we’re doing something about it.

We started pondering this question six months ago: how might we show people that there’s much more we have in common than divides us?

One thing stood out during discovery and concept generation that drove our winning concept, and it’s something that Dave Isay of Storycorps puts nicely; “It’s impossible not to love someone whose stories you’ve heard”.

The notion that connecting with new people through sharing personal, meaningful stories is a force for building understanding, empathy and respect for one another.

Which brings us to the idea that we’re now rapidly prototyping – getting a bunch of people together for one-off, 60 minute, eye-opening events. Gatherings where we hear and tell stories that join the dots of what we have in common.

We’re now looking for 40 people to come along and try this live. We’re asking for an hour of your time. In return you’ll experience something new and exciting. It’ll be our biggest session to date and will directly inform the development and roll-out across two continents.

The showcase should interest academic researchers, practitioners and activists from a range of disciplines.


Please come and join us from 16:00 to 17:00 on Monday 10th July at UEL’s University Square Stratford site.


More information about HistoryPin can be found here or contact Mark Dunford  ( for more details on how to book a place.

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