In the hiStory project the National Foundation for Elderly and nine international partners are developing a digital service that connects people by moderated storytelling.
Sharing stories with others opens up a multitude of opportunities for both those who like to tell stories and those who like to listen to personal stories. By telling stories, people of different generations can connect, stories can become part of community’s collective history and feelings of loneliness can be prevented or overcome. Listening to personal stories creates a dialogue and creates social interaction. We believe in the wealth of memories and stories of older people around the world as a means of connecting people and generations. In addition, older people experience a sense of added value because their story contributes to a larger whole in society.
hiStory offers an innovative solution, with analogue and digital tools, that enables telling, listening and sharing of stories. People come together in organized meetings where stories about a certain theme are told. In addition to an online program and an app for tablet or smartphone with which participants can easily record and listen to stories, analogous material can also be used to inspire participants, to improve storytelling skills and, above all, to have fun during the meetings. After a selection, the most interesting stories can be shared with family and friends, as well as others, such as students or museum visitors.
Project website: https://hi-story.eu/visitor-ui/7c78c058-2b46-4ccb-a2da-d3936c2eafee
Running: April 2019 – March 2022
Partners: IJsfontein (NL); County Zutphen (NL), Nous Wissensmanagement (AT); Austrian Institute of Technology (AT); Studio Dankl (AT); Wien Museum (AT); Wiener Zeitung (AT); iHomeLab (CH); Vicino Luzern (CH)
Funding: AAL programme, ZonMW.