James Lawlor

James Lawlor is the Regional Director for Ireland of Narrative 4, a global non-profit that uses the art of stories to break down boundaries and build understanding across differences. For this week’s Workspace Social, James will talk about his role and the power of stories to foster empathy.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your lunch!

About Narrative 4:

The core Narrative 4 methodology is based around the idea of a story-exchange, where a participant shares a story from their life, and then takes on and embodies the story of their partner, stepping into their shoes. Founded in New York by Irish Author Colum McCann, the organisation now has programmes across the USA, as well as Mexico, South Africa, Israel, Palestine. In 2014, Narrative 4 ran a project in Ireland, and never really left, ultimately deciding to make Limerick its first global base. This October, Narrative 4 celebrates a year in its multi-purpose story-telling centre at 58 O’Connell Street where it runs programmes with schools and community groups, as well as public programs and events.

About the Workspace Social:

The Workspace Social is a weekly event developed as an alternative format for artists’ talks and networking. Every Thursday, a local or visiting artist is invited to join us for lunch: to discuss a recent project, to share new research or to propose an activity. Participants are welcome to bring along their lunch and to eat with the artist.


Workspace Social #32: James Lawlor

Thursday 26 October, 1-2pm

Image: participants at Narrative 4 in Limerick. Photograph by Deirdre Power.
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