About The Urban Narrative

The Urban Narrative

The concept: Creative Writing For Change and Equality

Writing for change and equality is a new concept and method to work for sustainability with a holistic approach to facilitate the development of sustainable and resilient individuals and societies. The Urban Narrative method is based on the idea that by using workshops in creative writing a changing process is triggered. The Urban Narrative offers workshops and programmes for conflict resolution and mediation.

The Urban Narrative´s value base rest on the belief that social injustice and unease, environmental disaster and violence of all sorts can not be separated from one another, its all interconnected, therefor core values for TheUrbanNarrative  is a non-violence approach, using writing for peace & sustainability locally and globally, with joy, diversity, inclusiveness and resilience.

With a raised awareness the likeliness for individuals to make healthy and sustainable decisions for society, nature and individuals is without a doubt high.

TheUrbanNarrative is a Peace- and Development platform using writing and the narrative as tools for change. With climatchange, global migration and growing urbanization we all stand in front of huge demands. Simultaneously intolerance and extremism of all sorts are growing. Those challenges are global but is part of everyones life locally.

We need to think new and different. The need for change is urgent on so many levels but change can not be imposed on us. In my belief a sustainable change can only begin from within, in each and everyone of us. And active reflection can be triggered by writing tools.

I have a long experience as a news reporter for television, radio and newspapers in Sweden and abroad from Bombay, New York and Cape Town since year 2000. I also have a University degree in Peace- and Conflict studies at the University of Göteborg in Sweden. With my experiences and skills as a Journalist I have coupled it with knowledge on peace and conflict solution research and my passion for writing and reading, and created a concept that can be useful for others. The method has successfully been applied for instance on interns at the high security prison in Sweden which has never been done for interns on this type of prison.

That writing can be empowering I learned early as a child when my dad wanted to burn my diary. I had articulated my emotions, and the words I wrote showed the truth. My truth. Writing was my safe haven and place to refuel and understand myself and the world around me.

The concept of The Urban Narrative is built on the belief that active creative writing bring about change.

Im very happy to present this concept.

With joy,

Ulrika Nandra

”Be the change You want to see.”  Gandhi