Mastering Visual Storytelling - A Common Challenge
We live in times where many new media and platforms constantly challenge our perception of identity, democracy and society. Libraries have always adopted the role of guarantor of knowledge and enlightenment, but developments make it necessary to think in new directions if we are to reach children and young people in particular in a chaotic flow of media.
This is why Svendborg Library launched the innovative CREATE Festival in 2017 (formerly known as Svendborg Graphic), which invites its participants inside the visual storytelling of games, animation and comics.
Aesthetic Learning Processes
At the festival, students have to get involved and become co-creators together with professional artists, game developers and communicators. Through the aesthetic learning processes, their world view is challenged and qualified through the very same media with which they are in constant contact.
An Extended Toolbox
So it's not just about giving children and young people a critical eye but about equipping them with the right tools to master these media. The toolbox this festival provides comes from the world of art and creativity.