SXSW EDU 2022

WW2 Through Digital Art: History Told by the Young

Description:

WW2 Victory Day is among the most remarkable dates of the 20th century. But younger people are losing connection with this important part of history. That's why we created #VictoryPages - a project giving young people a chance to learn history through social media and express themselves in digital art. During our session, we will reveal how inviting students into the production of the biggest digital storytelling media project dedicated to WW2 history has been a major educational success.


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  1. Learning through personal experience: How school students visited the Auschwitz Memorial in Poland and created an emotional VR animation tribute
  2. Learning through empathy: How design school students were challenged to create illustrations in Instagram Stories to original WW2 personal letters
  3. Learning via digital storytelling: How new media, interactive formats, and tech-driven approaches engage and inspire young people to learn history

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Kirill Karnovich-Valua, Creative Director, RT Creative Lab


Meta Information:

  • Tags: storytelling, creativity
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Arts & Storytelling
  • Session Focus Area Continuing Education
  • Level: Field Experience


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