Reflecting on the past, present and future
The Collab Salon was started in 2015 before Zoom became a household word. We have been meeting monthly worldwide in real time over Zoom to engage with others on a particular topic. Initially featuring well-known narrative teachers, we discovered a diversity of emerging voices with fresh ideas over time, and committed to a co-learning approach. With a deepening understanding of intercultural considerations, differences, and accountability, we brought together over 100 presenters with presentations across narrative generations around the world.
Thank you to all who joined us for our last Collab Salon as we celebrated what this project has meant to us collectively and individually, the fresh ideas and inspiration, and the importance of the community we’ve built. Together, we reviewed our history, a growing sense of community, the importance of bringing diverse voices and perspectives, and intrigue with exploring new ways of practicing narrative therapy interfacing with expressive arts, with attention to emotions and the body. We also acknowledged the challenges and rewards of maintaining this project and a shared commitment to evolve in new directions to bring in fresh ideas, energy, and leadership to keep it alive. You can view this in our library of past salons. Please watch for announcements and then join us for the NextGen Collaboratory.