Narratives & Storytelling

NENA Narratives Hub

About the Hub

The objectives of NENA’s narratives hub are to:

  • Provide a space for NENA members to explore the role of stories and narratives in the transformation towards a new economy and a flourishing sustainable future
  • Share knowledge about how to effectively work with storytelling and narrative change at multiple scales
  • Explore ways to critique and undermine dominant economic narratives that are not consistent with human wellbeing and ecological integrity
  • Look for new memes, stories and narratives that can support transformation
  • Engage in collaborative action research projects to transform narratives and learn what works.


Hub Convenors

If you would like more information about the Hub, or would like to join a discussion, please contact Chris Riedy ( or Michelle Maloney (


Current projects

  • Survey on New Stories for a Sustainable Future (
  • Visioning workshops to find common ground in our stories of an ideal future
  • Scoping a storytelling project to engage the general public in telling stories about their ideal future and connection to place
  • Connecting New Economy Stories with New Economy Arts projects


Join our discussions!

Our next meeting is Wednesday 23 September 2020 @ 10.30am-11.30am

Everyone's welcome to join us to discuss how to communicate about the new economy - please contact the Hub convenors for the zoom link for the meeting, or for more information


Past NENA webinars and discussions

  • "Communicating about the New Economy" - 11 August, 2020 - a NENA Narratives Hub webinar and discussion, hosted by Chris Riedy and Michelle Maloney - visit our  NENA webinar webpage  for the recording and presentation"
  • "Future Narratives" - 6th November 2019, Chris Riedy delivered a webinar on future narratives on . (PDF, 2.2MB)

International networks

The hub convenors are connected to the work of the SDG Transformations Forum on transforming narratives (